Quick guide to where to issue common property dispute applications
Quick guide to where to issue common property dispute applications

The following Property Disputes guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Quick guide to where to issue common property dispute applications
  • 1. Application to set aside a statutory demand served on an individual
  • 2. Application for renewal or termination of LTA 1954 lease and/or interim rent application
  • 3. Assured shorthold tenancy possession proceedings
  • 4. Forfeiture and/or relief from forfeiture
  • 5. Possession proceedings against trespassers (squatters)
  • 6. Application for injunctive relief for trespass
  • 7. Enforcement of a possession order
  • 8. Application for termination or modification of a Code agreement
  • 9. Modification or discharge of a restrictive covenant
  • more

STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness statement is presented in English but where, notwithstanding signature of the statement, the witness cannot speak English and the statement is not necessarily ‘in their own words’. CPR PD 22 will also require a statement of truth to be dated with the date that it is signed and the required wording of the statement of truth will be amended to include a warning that proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against those who give a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth. For more information, see News Analysis: 113th practice direction update—31 March and 6 April 2020—Changes in force 6 April 2020. This content will be updated in light of these changes in time for the 6 April 2020 in force date.

This Practice Note provides a summary of the relevant court/tribunal for issuing proceedings in respect of some of the most common property disputes-related applications, including applications to set aside statutory demands, opposed and unopposed Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) lease renewal proceedings, interim rent applications, assured shorthold tenancy (AST) possession proceedings, light obstruction notice (LON) procedure, forfeiture proceedings, lease extension and