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INC Law, Solicitor-Advocate
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Experience:  LL.B, LPC, LL.M, Pg.Dip, Solicitor-Advocate. UK Practising Certificate issued by SRA., DIFC Courts Registered (Dubai)
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About two years ago we served notice to quit for material

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Hello. About two years ago we served notice to quit for material breach of contract to our landlord. We offered several months notice & no restrictions on viewings. He refused to engage with us, so we left the deposit in lieu of rent. We heard no more till six months ago when he filed a county court judgment against my husband but not myself claiming unpaid rent & damages. However, his lettings agents confirmed at the time of our departure that he wished to make no claim for damages & the checkout report notes only improvement. The tenants’ deposit service & the lettings agents acknowledge all rent due was duly paid. He has systematically refused to communicate with me, responding only to my husband, which, as I informed him (in an email he ignored) is a violation of the Landlord & Tenant Act. We are due to appear in court to defend the claim against us & make a counter-claim in December, however, I am not listed on the claim. How can I be added, so I can speak for us?
Assistant: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Richmond, UK
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: We’ve done everything the county court asked, submitting our statement with all the supporting materials & evidence.
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No


Thank you for your query. You can add yourself as a Defendant by making an application to Court.

You will need to complete Form N244 and file this at court with the request that you be added as a Defendant as you were also party to the agreement.

The court will then list it for an hearing to add you.

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Many thanks

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you!

Its a pleasure.

Good luck!