The company was aware of the switch, but required a signature from the tenant. I asked the new tenant to do so and foolishly assumed he had done so.
The judgement was issued against on 06/03/2013.
I have already made an application for it to be set aside. Unfortunately the judge decided a full hearing would be necessary; costs be in the case is stated on my order form.
I can not prove beyond reasonable doubt that the summons would not have reached me. My only defence is that I can prove I was not living in the property for the period I have been billed for.
I can not afford my own legal representation, I also can not afford for the hearing to go against me.
I am completely ignorant of the law and will be making my own defence, do I stand any chance of not only setting judgement aside but having the case dismissed?