Small claim for arrears - how long should it take?

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    Small claim for arrears - how long should it take?

    I recently put in a small claim for my tenant's rent arrears and am somewhat concerned at how long it's taking...

    3 Dec: I submit claim to court
    12 Dec: Court deems claim served on tenant
    27 Dec: Deadline for tenant to respond to court (he didn't do so)
    10 Jan: I submit request for court to enter judgement (having been told by them not do so until then as they had a backlog of paperwork which could have included my tenant's response)

    28 Jan (today): I phone court to ask what's going on and am advised the following approximate schedule:

    7 Feb: Court will write advising date of hearing
    19 May: approximate anticipated date of hearing

    Does this sound normal? Can't see that I have any option to go with the flow, but don't know whether I'm being unreasonable in expecting things to move a little quicker?

    #2
    "How long should it take?" he asks.

    Now where did I put that string...?

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      #3
      Priceless

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        #4
        Originally posted by bagpuss View Post
        Priceless
        {For everthing else, there's A******n E*****s.}
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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          #5
          Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
          {For everthing else, there's A******n E*****s.}
          ??

          Assuming the above is another facetious reply to my query, I think you're going to have to replace a few of the asterisks??!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ericthelobster View Post
            ??

            Assuming the above is another facetious reply to my query, I think you're going to have to replace a few of the asterisks??!
            Sorry; I was too subtly referring to the American Express advertising campaign.
            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
            1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
            2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
            3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
            4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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