Seeking Help in ‘De-bunking’ MHCLG’s report

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9:01 AM, 8th December 2018
About 7 months ago

Seeking Help in ‘De-bunking’ MHCLG’s report

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Seeking Help in ‘De-bunking’ MHCLG’s report

I am preparing a summary of the 68 page report ‘ A qualitative research investigation of the factors influencing the progress, timescales and outcomes of Housing cases in County courts. ‘ published November 2018.

Access will be provided to readers of this forum and to MHCLG ! However, to counter some of the myths in the report, I’m seeking responses to the following questions ;

1.  How long has it taken to get a Possession Order following submission of an N5b ( where there has NOT been a hearing – and what court – month / year)

2.  How long has it taken to get a County court Hearing following submission of an N5b

3.  How long after application, ( N325 ) has it taken for County Court Bailiffs to attend (what year  & court)

4.  Were you refused permission to use High Court Enforcement Officers for the eviction (year & court)

Answers in short format please  e.g   (  1.   11 weeks, Bedford, Oct / 17    )

Thanks for your help,

Chris

PossessionFriend.uk



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Chris Daniel

11:51 AM, 19th December 2018
About 6 months ago

Typical answers I'm told by landlords are '
1. Following a court application after a Sec 21 notice has expired, Landlords are waiting about 2 and a half to 3 months ( 10 - 12 weeks.) to get a Possession Order without a hearing ( Accelerated Possession )
2. Following submission of application for Possession ( n5b ) and a court hearing, I'm told its an average of 12 - 14 weeks.
3. The date the court awards Possession ( whether that's after a Sec 21 or Section 8 ) Landlords are waiting at least 6-7 weeks, some 10 weeks.
4. I have experience a request to use High Court Enforcement Officers to carry out the eviction, refused by a judge, saying "those companies don't give the tenant enough notice" ! Have you been refused permission to use HCEO - if so, roughly when and what court please ?

Cathie Hawkins

18:08 PM, 8th January 2019
About 6 months ago

Judge said we could use HCEO but costs to the tenant would be limited

Chris Daniel

20:07 PM, 8th January 2019
About 6 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Cathie Hawkins at 08/01/2019 - 18:08
Thanks Cathie, - don't understand what judge meant by 'costs to the tenant would be limited' - did he mean to infer that the subsequent HCEO costs wouldn't be allowed ? because they would be added, as their a legitimate expense that, that particular judge has no future ruling upon.
I would advocate giving any legal stories about use use or difficulties of such, to David Asker at the Sheriff's Office ( he can be emailed directly - as he is interested )


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