The Court fees to be paid in order to commence a claim for possession of property have unfortunately been increased yet again.
The fee was £280 but has now been raised to £355 (or £325 for possession claims made online with regard to rent arrears or mortgage arrears).
In most circumstances, once a possession order is granted, the Court will order that the tenant is to pay the fee along with a majority of the landlord's legal costs. The practical reality of course is that most tenants do not physically have the money to pay back, and so the landlord is left footing the bill to recover his/her own property.
If you would like advice on evicting tenants then please contact Oliver Kew on 0118 955 9612 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on 24/03/2016