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I am truly sorry to hear that you have had to put up with this. What is it you want to achieve please?
i am going to court i never been their i told you my history i want to get some advice from you
I assume you have issued the claim, is that right?
is him who claim not me
Ok and he is seeking possession or arrears or both?
i was waiting to get council first and put him in court for negligent all my family are sick my daughter is using asthma pomp she nearly 5 year old
he is seeking only arrears
OK. Have you put in a defence? How much are the arrears?
the windows of the house is too old and is single glasses and the council ask him to change it he didn't do it
Have you put in a defence? How much are the arrears?
now is 3 months 2100 getting 4 this month
Is this a small claim, has it been allocated to track or given a trial date?
Did you file a defence?
yes i file it and send it to them
Ok - have you had a directions questionnaire yet?
the house is not safe to live that's why the council is rehousing me
what you mind
Sorry I dont understand?
i don' t understand your previous question
Ok - have you had a document yet called a directions questionnaire?
i receive a letter from the court saying the landlord is claiming his money and i have appointment in 14/03/14 at 12h30 and ask some question about the case and i answer all of them and send it back to them
Ok - do you have letters from the Council regarding the state of the property?
i have email from thurrock council where the the housing officer said to me the house need to be repairs by the landlord if not they will not allow him to let the house agian
Ok - then when you go to Court you should take the letters and print out the email.
You can show the Judge this.
for Newham council i have i report for from the housing office where he said the family need to move imediatly is not safe for them health and
Ok - see if they will confirm this in writing.
But these are things you can show the Judge about why you should not have to pay.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
see my family was sick about negligance can i claim something about him
Yes you could, but if you are claiming more than £1000 you need to be very careful as there would be high legal costs.
You need to send what is called a defence and counter claim, which would have been the document that came with the original claim form.
Does that help?
is somewhere they ask me if am claiming something from i said yes my family sick because of him
Ok - then you can clarify exactly what you are claiming for when you go and see the Judge.
But make sure you have all the evidence with you.
Can I clarify anything else about this?
but i don't understand where you said if i claim over 1000 i need to be careful
Because the Court Rules say if you claim over £1000 for injury it no longer is a small claim.
This means if you lose you could be liable for the legal costs of the other side which if they have a Solicitor could be over £7000
Therefore keep any personal injury claim at £1000 or below
but i have i medical record where show my son of 14 months is got chest infection and lang infection and using Pomp for breathing well my wife as well
If you are claiming more than £1000 you WILL need a Solicitor and you will NOT get legal aid.
If you are claiming below £1000 you can do it yourself.
and my daughter of 5 year old is more infected and he using asthma Pomp.
Please see my answer above, if you are claiming more than £1000 you will need a Solicitor.
can i make my claim after the first hearing day
No, you need to do this before.
but i said in the question i cliam for his negligan my family are sick
Yes you can claim for negligence
If it is over £1000 you need a Solicitor
Under £1000 you do not need a Solicitor.
can i get you like my solicitor?
Sadly not - the site does not allow me to work direct for people.
But if you go to:
You can find one by you.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
with all evidence i have with me and picture of the house sms record and reports do you think the judge ask me to pay him his money
Yes if you ask for it and do it properly.
but he may not ask me to do it
But that is why if you are claiming over £1000 you need a Solicitor.
if he see i have right
do you think i can i apply no win no fees for that
You can try.
i can no pay him the rents and claim 1000£
No, otherwise you could be evicted.
You can with hold rent.
You can claim £1000 or below without a Solicitor.
Can I clarify anything else?
i can hold rent and at same time claims 1000£ without solicitor
No you can not.
You will be evicted. You can not with hold rent
what i can only claim 1000£ and take it off from the rent i hold
No you can NOT do this.
You can NOT take off ANY rent.
You can ONLY claim for personal injury through the Court.
can i claim to hold the rent and nothing else
You can ONLY make a claim through the Courts.
how much you think gona cost to get a solicitor
They normally charge around £150 an hour.
To take this all the way to Court and trial you are looking at £5000
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