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Eviction Court fees increasing on 22 April 2014

Tags: court fees, landlord, eviction

New Court fees for possession claims will come into force on 22 April 2014. In some areas these fees show significant increases.

The current fee for a residential possession action is £175, or £100 where the possession claims online service (PCOL) is used. This fee will be changed as part of a simplification process so that a single fee will apply for all non-money claims. However, it will also rise to £280. This represents a 60% fee increase for possession cases. There will remain a discount for cases commenced through PCOL but it is much reduced as the new PCOL fee is £250.

For more information on all the chances visit www.gov.uk

 

Tessa Shepperson of Landlord law advises any landlord thinking about bringing legal proceedings may want to re-consider their timescales to avoid the fee increases and warns of the strain such a surge will put on the courts.

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