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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a qualified lawyer happy to help you today.
I have attached an example defence and counter claim but yours can be kept simple and shorter - you just need to say what you had to pay for due to the landlord's lack of repairs and how much (so particularise your outlay and what it was for). You do not need to attach the emails or any other evidence as the disclosure part of the evidence in the claim comes later (there will be a date to do that).
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What is tomorrow for at the court - have they listed a hearing or a deadline for you to file your counter claim?
Was the order to serve at the court by tomorrow?
Thanks, ***** ***** replied and enclosed the N215 certificate of service - to allow you to hand deliver the counter claim tomorrow on both the court and the claimant.
I attached it to the other question you had but here is another copy
No problem, come back to me if you need to. I can check any court documents before you take them in to ensure they are correct.
Yes, feel free to do that. I will look at it this evening and confirm back to you that it is correct or if not, I will suggest amendments. Just come back to me on this question or the other one - the system will notify me
OK, your document needs to state the counter claim amounts at the last page and then add in a statement of truth (like the one I gave you on my document). I would include the 8K repairs in this claim - it make sense to include it in the current proceedings
Yes you would need to say why the repairs were necessary and if you paid anything out, the details need to go in the counter claim as you are effectively saying why the claimant should be liable to pay