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I have a court hearing about a civil matter in Central London

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I have a court hearing about a civil matter in Central London county court scheduled for the 10th of December. However, I am unable to attend the hearing. Can I ask the court to change the date and if yes, what is the procedure and what are considered to be valid reasons by courts for changing hearing dates and how much notice is required for this request?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

For now please let me know what type of hearing it is?

JACUSTOMER-eu3sfbx1- :

Possession for sale of property in bankruptcy estate

Alex Watts :

OK, when did you realise you couldnt attend?

JACUSTOMER-eu3sfbx1- :

I got the notice within the past week or so and when I checked my diary I realised that I was going to be out of country on the 10th of December on business

Alex Watts :

Ok, then you need to apply on form N244 asap

Alex Watts :

http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n244-eng.pdf

Alex Watts :

You need to pay a fee of £45 and ask that the Court adjourn it.

Alex Watts :

You need to send when you received the notice, when you booked to go out the country and include evidence of that

Alex Watts :

If you do this now then the court is more likely to grant an adjournment

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

JACUSTOMER-eu3sfbx1- :

Is there a form I need to complete and if yes, where/how do I submit it, i.e. in person or by post?

Alex Watts :

Yes Form n244 - did you not see the link above?

Alex Watts :

You can post it to the Court with a cheque to the Court where the matter is listed

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

JACUSTOMER-eu3sfbx1- :

yes, thank you

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything else for you?

JACUSTOMER-eu3sfbx1- :

Sorry, the notes to n244 say that the form is for suspending eviction. I am not at this stage yet, all I want to do at present is to adjourn the hearing for possession. Do I still need to submit n244?

Alex Watts :

Yes N244 is a form for a general application. In this case you are applying for an adjournment

Alex Watts :

So yes you need to submit form N244

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

JACUSTOMER-eu3sfbx1- :

Great, thank you for your help.

Alex Watts :

can i clarify anything else for you?

JACUSTOMER-eu3sfbx1- :

That's it thank you

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