554. The defendant's response to possession claim.

Coronavirus alert: subject to certain exceptions, all proceedings for possession brought under CPR Pt 55 and all proceedings seeking to enforce an order for possession by a warrant or writ of possession are stayed for a period of 90 days from 27 March 2020. Claims against trespassers, applications for interim possession under CPR Pt 55 Pt III, applications for case management directions, and claims for injunctive relief are not subject to the stay. The Practice Direction ceases to have effect on 30 October 2020: see CPR PD 51Z—Stay of Possession Proceedings and Extension of Time Limits–Coronavirus. CPR Pt 55