550. Necessary parties to possession proceedings.

If there are several mortgagors in a claim for possession1 they should all be joined2, but, if they are not all in occupation and it is not possible to serve3 any or all of those not in occupation, only those in occupation and the others on whom service can be effected without difficulty need be served4. Where the mortgagor is bankrupt, his trustee in bankruptcy should not be joined, unless the court directs otherwise5.

The only other persons who need to be made defendants are those persons having an independent right to remain in occupation6. A spouse or civil partner