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    Can anyone recommend a solicitor- Possession Order?

    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a solcitor that they have used to pursue a posession order.

    Thanks

    Mark

    #2
    Mark - do you have the time to do your own? I did mine and it isn't hard (with help from the good people here). You are then in control and push things along at your pace not your solicitor's! Fully understand if you feel you need help or if you are too busy but don't think you have to use a solicitor unless it is a really complicated situation - the forms are fairly easy to fill in!
    Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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      #3
      Mark: If you do decide that you are better off using a solicitor, then may I point out that not all solicitors are very conversant with landlort/tenant law and that you are recommended to contact one of our legal topic experts, legal posters who have permission to openly publish their contact details or one of our advertisers. These all specialise in such matters.

      P.P.
      Any information given in this post is based on my personal experience as a landlord, what I have learned from this and other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person.

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        #4
        thanks for your advice

        Maybe Ill have a go. Is it a case of filling in the forms and sending them off to the county court (for an accelerated version) or do I actually have to go in and get one from a judge.

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          #5
          Are you seeking possession under section 8 or section 21?

          Have you already served the relevant notices?

          If you don't know, perhaps you can describe the situation that has led you to seek possession.

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            #6
            You can do it all online I believe (though I have not done it that way - perhaps someone can advise). Basically you fill in the forms then get a hearing and (all being well) are granted possession.
            Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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              #7
              Originally posted by islandgirl View Post
              You can do it all online I believe (though I have not done it that way - perhaps someone can advise). Basically you fill in the forms then get a hearing and (all being well) are granted possession.
              Section 8 - online and then court hearing

              Section 21 (accelerated) paper forms but will usually not need a court hearing.

              Section 21 - paper forms and then court hearing.

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                #8
                how to fill in a N5b

                Hi,

                I have servde a section 21. I rang the court and they have sent me 2 copies of N5b only.

                1. Do I fill it in and then send it to the tenants or where does it go?
                2, It says I need to fill in 1,2,7 to 11. what does no.2 mean? the ----county court made a demotion order and there should be a copy of it. What is a demotion order. If this doesnt appl to me I guess I do 3 to the end.

                That will do for now.

                thanks

                Mark

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                  #9
                  The forms go back to the court, with your fee of £150.

                  Q2 does not apply

                  Before you spend money, lets check if your s21 was valid....

                  What were the from and to dates on the tenancy agreement?
                  Was a deposit taken and protected?
                  When was the notice served? (do you have proof of service)
                  Was it a section 21(1)(b) or 21(4)(a)
                  What was the expiry date (exact wording)
                  Is the property a HMO?
                  Are there any rent arrears?

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                    #10
                    Hi,

                    tennancy agreement ran from the 1st of Novemember 2009 for 6 months. It doesnt have a finish date but after 6 months that ends on 1st May 2010. There was another agreement prior to that running for 6 months as well.

                    A deposit was taken and protected in the DPS on the 24th April 2009.

                    The notice was served on the 22nd of March 2010. This was done by a solictior who has the proof of postage. I know they have received it because the county council are trying to find the tennant a house so needed the section 21.

                    The notice is a 21(1)(b)

                    It states: I give you notice that I require possession of the dwelling known as....... after the 31 May 2010.

                    Its not a HMO and at present there are no rent arrears.

                    thanks for your time

                    Mark

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                      #11
                      Can you also tell me;

                      do i delete any part of section 4. I have deleted all of section 5.

                      what about section 9 am I best to delete that and attend court if the lady contests.

                      Also there are two people on the AST one has legged it leaving the other in dire straights hence talked to the county council who have advised her to get a posession order in order to get social housing. I take it the defendants are still both of them.

                      Also do I need to send the court 3 copies (of everything), one for the court, one for each defendant. ( make one for myself)

                      Thanks again

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                        #12
                        In that case, all seems well. Write your cheque for £150 and send it with the proof required (Tenancy Agreement, Copy of s21, Proof of service for s21 and proof the deposit is protected) to the court. With any luck, a hearing won't be required.

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