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    Hello all hope you all well?

    I wanted to know what to expect when I attend court next month for section 21 hearing?

    Also what paper work is sent to tenants in regards to possession hearing?

    I have provided the company who is dealing with case a record of time line of events but does this get submitted to tenants via court papers? Also as this has been update through the year?

    How can section 21 be contested at court?

    Appreciate the replies

    Thank you all.

    The tenants will get a copy of the forms or the company have submitted to court.

    Each part of the claim form is subject to challenge, so it's possible that you will be required to provide evidence for everything you've asserted on the form.
    Hopefully the company you have retained will arrange this.

    A s21 can be challenged on procedural grounds.
    There's a checklist here -

    Best outcome, the tenant won't turn up.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


      Thank you for the reply.

      In the circumstance where the tenants did not provide full deposit.

      And paid remainder deposit 2 months later.

      And never got protected during 30 day.

      And was never protected.

      And was paid back 2 months later.

      And have never paid rent on time.

      What happens in this scenario?

      Thank you again.


        Do some LL training and join NLA/RLA.


          If you've got proper evidence that you returned the deposit then it should not invalidate the s21. Never take deposits piecemeal. The tenant can easily point to the tenancy agreement which says the deposit was paid and the courts will believe them.


            Appreciate the answers. Thank you.

            I have got letter signed from tenants to validate return of deposit.

            When it comes to court procdure how does it play out?

            Thank you again


              Originally posted by T4N1 View Post
              What happens in this scenario?
              If the tenant chooses to challenge the validity of the s21 notice, you are going to have to prove that everything necessary to allow a valid notice was done.

              Taking a partial deposit is always a disaster as is not protecting it properly.
              Once things start off being done badly, the rest is usually an escalating series of bad things.
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


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