Court fees for Possession Claims on the increase again?
The Ministry of Justice is consulting on a proposal which could see yet another rise in court fees for, amongst other things, issuing claims for possession.
It was only in April 2014 that landlords saw the issue fee of £175 increase to £280. A further hike of an additional £75 is now being suggested. The consultation period is open until 27 February 2015. Landlords should not delay in reviewing cases which are being considered for court action to avoid being hit by the potential of another significant increase in court fees.