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Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
Would I be correct to believe that the court has accepted your s21 is valid please? I would assume this is the case if the application has been accepted by the court.
thank you. As you will be aware, there is no defence to a possession claim under section 21 and the court must order a possession order where a section 21 claim is valid. The court has no discretion as to delaying the order for possession or costs unless you can be shown to have acted vexatiously in some respect for example by abusing the courts process which I would be sure would not be the case.
accordingly, providing your section 21 notice is valid, the court must order possession and costs against the tenant and cannot delay possession despite the tenant request. there is therefore no need to respond to the tenants defence however you may do so if you wish; you can do so by sending a response to the court with your numbered comments upon their defence insuring you include the case number XXXXX parties on your statement
is there anything above I can clarify for you?
no, thank you for your assistance
Sorry somehow my question has been picked up by another member however the possession has been granted with costs however they have requested a hearing to delay the possession, what grounds could they now do this if we have acted in the correct manner ? From what you have said it looks like none, possession due 14days,