Alex Watts : Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply as this is not an ‘on demand’ live service, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return.
Alex Watts : You can not appeal a section 8 or a section 21 notice as these are notices seeking possession.
Alex Watts : If the judge has made a decision on the back of these notices being served or you wish to appeal the Jusges' decision then you have 21 days to do that.
Alex Watts : However you do need permission to appeal. I assume you were in front of a District Judge and therefore you need permission from a Circuit Judge,
Alex Watts : You need to complete form N161http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n161-eng.pdf and send it to the Court with the required documents.
Alex Watts : The court would then consider the permission to appeal on the papers. If this is allowed then a hearing date will be set down for the substantive appeal itself.
Alex Watts : If permission is refused then you can ask for an oral permission hearing and the court will set this down before a circuit judge who will decide whether or not to give you permission to appeal.
Alex Watts : But 21 days is the time limit from the date of the decision.
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