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Can you serve a claim form against someone where their usual residence is a static caravan? If the caravan doesn't have a postcode, would this affect the validity of the service?

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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 26/02/2018

The following Dispute Resolution Q&A produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can you serve a claim form against someone where their usual residence is a static caravan? If the caravan doesn't have a postcode, would this affect the validity of the service?
  • Service
  • CPR framework
  • Static caravans

Can you serve a claim form against someone where their usual residence is a static caravan? If the caravan doesn't have a postcode, would this affect the validity of the service?

Service

Service of the claim form on an individual can be effected by various methods, including leaving it with the individual and leaving it at the individual’s usual or last known residence. This will always be effective service.

The rules permitting service by post do not, in themselves, require the use of a postcode—simply that the postal service allows delivery on the next business day.

However, the claim form is required to bear the full address of the defendant to include the postcode ‘unless the court orders otherwise’. If the static caravan is not separately identified in the

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