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Residential Possession Claims

At Eric Robinson Solicitors we have many years’ experience of advising clients on landlord and tenant disputes.

Whether you are a landlord who needs advice on tenancy agreements, protection of deposits, or on your obligations towards your tenants then we’re here to help. We have specialist dispute resolution lawyers who will help you deal with difficult situations too, such as recovering rent arrears or gaining possession from poor payers, difficult tenants, lodgers or squatters.

Unlike some providers of landlord and tenant services, at Eric Robinson Solicitors a qualified and experienced solicitor will advise and support you throughout. We’re efficient and we’re professional. We also offer a competitive range of fixed fees for our possession claim work.


Fixed fee price list for undefended claims
 

Section 8 notice - £80.00 + VAT (£96.00) + £3.00 Office Copy entries = £99.00 all inclusive.

Section 21 notice - £80.00 + VAT (£96.00) + £3.00 Office Copy entries = £99.00 all inclusive.

Section 8 & Section 21 - £135.00 + VAT (£162.00) + £3.00 Office Copy entries = £165.00 all inclusive.

Traditional possession proceedings (i.e. rent arrears and possession)

  • £450.00 + VAT (£540.00) – to draft all necessary paperwork upon the expiration of your notice including arranging for the issue and service of your possession claim;
  • £135.00 + VAT (£162.00) – to represent you at court at your possession hearing;
  • £355.00 - court fee payable to the court service to issue your claim;
  • Total - £1,057.00.

 

Accelerated possession proceedings (i.e. possession only)

  • £375.00 + VAT (£450.00) – to draft all necessary paperwork upon the expiration of your notice up to and including requesting an Order for Possession;
  • £355.00 - court fee payable to the court service to issue your claim;
  • Total - £805.00.

Note: The above fees are for undefended possession claims only.  Should a defence be entered additional work required will need to be carried out and the fee for such work will be based on the hourly rate of the fee earner with conduct of your file.

Instructing County Court bailiff to enforce Order for Possession (standard procedure)

  • £70.00 + VAT (£84.00) – to draft the writ of possession including arranging for it to be issued at the relevant Count Court and liaising with you as to the eviction date;
  • £121.00 - court fee payable to the court service to issue your claim;
  • Total - £205.00

 

Instructing High Court enforcement officers to enforce Order for Possession (optional procedure)

  • £90.00 + VAT (£108.00) + £50.00 application fee – to apply for permission to transfer the matter to the High Court for enforcement under Section 42 County Court Act 1984;
  • £80.50 + VAT (£96.60) + £60.00 court fee – to instruct High Court enforcement officers and also to apply for a writ of possession;
  • £295.00 + VAT (£354.00) (on the basis of the eviction being completed within an hour) – High Court enforcement officer’s fee for recovering possession
  • Total - £668.60

 

Other occupiers

Not all people in occupation of a property will be classified as a tenant and therefore the way in which they may be removed from your property may differ to the standard possession proceedings detailed above.  Eric Robinson can offer appropriate possession services in unusual circumstances so please do contact Elizabeth Eastley on 02380 218032.

Fixed fees for possession claims - COVID-19 Bolt on

For claims issued BEFORE 3 August 2020

Due to recent further legislation there will be extra work to be carried out on your matter if proceedings have already been issued. There will therefore be further fees in addition to the above fixed feeswhich will include preparing and serving the re-activation notice, making the required enquiries with the tenant(s) regarding the effect Coronavirus has had on them, preparing the rent arrears schedule and sending to the Court under witness statement.

The additional fees will be:

Our fees for the above - £150.00 plus VAT

Our fees for the reactivation notice only - £80.00 plus VAT*

*NOTE: The landlord would be responsible for preparing the rent arrears schedule and also make the requests to the tenant directly regarding the impact of Coronavirus on them.

For claims issued AFTER 3 August 2020 until 31 March 2021

Accelerated procedure

To include drafting the court paperwork upon expiry of notice, a notice setting out the knowledge that they have as to the effect of COVID-19 on the defendant and their dependants up to an including requesting an order for possession.
- £475.00 plus VAT plus disbursements

Traditional Possession procedure

To include drafting the court paperwork upon expiry of notice, witness statement to include knowledge impact of Coronavirus on tenant(s), representation at one court hearing** up to an including requesting an order for possession.
- £550.00 plus VAT plus disbursements

**NOTE: In the event that there is more than one court hearing we reserve the right to increase the fees mentioned above.

Instructing Bailiff to enforce possession order (warrant)

Preparing and serving a notice of eviction and filing and Serving this. Drafting writ of possession and issuing this at Court. Liaising with you regarding eviction.
- £100.00 plus VAT Court Fee

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