No hearing I believe just judged on failure to produce counter claim by time stated although court closed by that time. I only found out when I decided to go back to the court in person to find out about updates believing a new date would be set and concerned as I had not heard anything. The court clerk showed me the papers and advised my counterclaim had been struck out. Judgement for the claimant in the sum of £5911.72. I would not have known this had I not enquired at the court myself.
No I was unable to attend the initial hearing due to very few days notice and actually involved in a work related matter myself on that day 30/03/15. My lay advisor and my brother attended in my abscence DJ allowed time for papers to be produced by 08/04/15 16:00hrs. DJ stated both sides in error due to lack of paperwork.
Thank you Alex, I did intend visiting the court on Monday 03/08/15 as not working, so that is useful information. The original demand from the claimant (freeholder) was £5162 which included legal fees from PDC. The judgment for the claimant decided by the second DJ (no hearing) was for as previously stated £5911.72. which I paid. I actually believed that any costs had been included then as the sum was in excess £800 more than demanded by the claimant.
Again thank you,
I am now travelling but can respond tomorrow - actually the original figure was £4678.93, very little breakdown from claimant and never has been. Totally against what was decided at the LVT , but,I made a generous offer of £1300 knowing that due to an insurance error of paying twice in one year but not enough the next and charges for a surveyor's report there was a sum outstanding. How it came to a final figure by the court of £5911.72 has never been explained. That aside there is no documentation on how the further £3.500 has been reached which of course is why I approached just answer and have been fortunate enough to have your guidance!