Possession Claim On Line (PCOL)- help re procedure

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  • axil23
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    I do not handle litigation, so I do not know. I suppose that you could ask the Court staff.
    Will do and update here. Thanks

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  • jeffrey
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    I do not handle litigation, so I do not know. I suppose that you could ask the Court staff.

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  • axil23
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    What do you suggest? Is there a way I can modify the PCOL claim? Like I mentioned the court date is in 3 weeks.

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  • jeffrey
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    It might, due to the wording of ground 8.
    See post #51 on http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...eference/page2

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  • axil23
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    Ok. I can avoid it in the future. You think that this could cause problems for my current two claims?

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  • jeffrey
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    There is no prescribed form of wording in describing the unpaid rent- but AVOID the word 'arrears' as it's wholly inapplicable to a case in which rent is payable weekly/fortnightly/monthly.

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  • axil23
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    Originally posted by davidjohnbutton View Post
    2. Put "Rent arrears. Total accumulated £x at (date). Possession is claimed under Ground 8, 10 and/or 11 of Schedule 2 Housing Act 1988 as amended by Housing Act 1996. Arrears represent x months. Also, persistent delay in rent payments. (I nearly lost a case for a client when the solicitor for the tenant pointed out that this was not mentioned in the claim).
    Hi all - I have just come across this site. Did 2 PCOL's last week and in part 2 I just put in "Total accumulated arrears: £ 1840.00 ,Reason For Possession: Rent of £1,840 remains unpaid and therefore the
    defendant is in excess of two months or eight weeks in arrears." as that is what I was advised by a friend who did a PCOL and successfully got possession.

    So your advise is that it needs to be the exact same legal term as used by Lawyers? What should I do? Can I amend this somehow? The hearing is June first week.

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  • Moderator1
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    Several threads on the same topic have been merged here.

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  • excalibur
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    Originally posted by rizwany84 View Post
    2. Do I have to submit any paperwork before the hearing or do anything else?
    The way I did it a few month ago, as advised by some LLZ members, was sending Court and tenants a 'bundle' pack with a witness statement that documents the steps that led to the claim, copies of all relevant paperwork inc. AST, statement of rental account, letters/email to and from tenant etc., S8 notice & proof of posting/notice of service; all clearly labelled as exhibit 1,2.... etc., as referred to in the witness statement.

    Just make sure, if you do so, to file the pack in time , and also serve tenants their own copies of everything (at least two working days before the hearing)


    Good luck with it all!

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  • Poppy35
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    nope they get given the opportunity to file a defence before the date and copies of this will get sent to you.

    Take ALL your paperwork with you to court includings copies of AST, letters, deposit protection, gas certs etc - i always take the whole file then if the DJ asks for something I have it to hand.

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  • rizwany84
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    Pcol

    Hi

    I just submitted a PCOL (31-12-2009). As soon as I paid I received a date and time for the hearing (08-02-2010). Possession is claimed under Ground 8, 10 and 11 of Schedule 2 Housing Act 1988 as amended by Housing Act 1996.

    1. Apart from the date and time of the hearing does the defendant have to do anything, or fill in any paperwork?

    2. Do I have to submit any paperwork before the hearing or do anything else?

    Many thanks in advance.

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  • jeffrey
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    Don't say 'arrears'. For monthly rent, 'arrears' is not the issue- simply rent unpaid.

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  • Milton
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    s8 part 4 wording

    Thanks guys.

    Do you think the explanation of why each ground is being relied on below is appropriate?

    Ground 8
    As of 26 November 2009 arrears of rent total £1700.00, constituting 2 months arrears. This continues to increase at a daily rate of £27.94.

    Ground 10
    No rent has been paid since 26 August 2009. TWO months’ rent due at the date of this notice i.e.
    DUE DATE AMOUNT DUE RECEIVED AMOUNT OVERDUE
    26/10/09 £850 £0 £850
    26/11/09 £850 £0 £1700


    Ground 11
    The tenant has not paid any rent since moving into the property i.e. has only paid on time on one occasion.

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by Milton View Post
    Can I still serve a s21 now?
    Yes, as tom999 posts. A Notice under s.21 can be served at any time, once AST has actually started.

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  • tom999
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    Originally posted by Milton View Post
    Can I still serve a s21 now?
    Yes.
    Originally posted by Milton View Post
    Thus if I serve a s8, 14 days later apply to PCOL, the rent arrears would then be approx 6.5wks - would the s8 still be valid at the court date?
    s.8 g8 only applies if 2 months rent is owed (if rent paid monthly) at time of the notice and at the hearing*; if 2 months rent is not owed; wait until it is, and then apply for a Court Order.

    * Note that hearing may be anything from 1-2+ months from application, during which time arrears will be accrued.

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