Do I still need to go to court TODAY?

by Readers Question

9:56 AM, 19th September 2017
About A year ago

Do I still need to go to court TODAY?

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Do I still need to go to court TODAY?

I have served a section 8 notice on a tenant for several months of unpaid rent and the court hearing is later today. However, he has now given us back the keys so I have possession, BUT can I still use the court hearing to try and claim some of the unpaid rent back or force the CCJ or do I need to start another process to try and recover some money?

I have tried many many times to contact the court, but they never answer the phone.

Thanks

Sarah



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terry sullivan

10:19 AM, 19th September 2017
About A year ago

i would attend

Martin Roberts

10:22 AM, 19th September 2017
About A year ago

Definatelty attend.

The Court fees are paid so go along ask for a Possession Order and for owed rent.

Noting to loose and a lot to gain.

Emerald Legal

10:23 AM, 19th September 2017
About A year ago

Hi Sarah,

Yes, attend this afternoon and explain the situation.

I would usually get a forthwith possession order in any event just to protect my position but you should definitely get the CCJ for the rent arrears and costs.

Good luck!

sarah katz

10:39 AM, 19th September 2017
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Emerald Legal at 19/09/2017 - 10:23
Thanks - will do.

Mike

13:41 PM, 19th September 2017
About A year ago

You must go, in case the tenant is cunningly deceiving you and later on you find because you did not go, the court could rule in his favour.

sarah katz

19:26 PM, 19th September 2017
About A year ago

Thanks all - I went to court - just as well as the tenant did turn up. The judge has put in writing that he has given up possession so he can't hopefully argue against this at a later time. Tenant then did not agree with me the amount he owed so the judge adjourned the case for another month. What a waste of everyone's time! However he was forced to give his current address which he had refused to give to me before.

Mike

20:08 PM, 19th September 2017
About A year ago

Important thing is that you got the possession if you had not turned up, maybe then he or she could have argued that you were being evicted unreasonably and the court could have dismissed your application.


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