Small Claims Proceedings Guidance
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Applying to the Court for Rent Arrears Only
If it is not necessary to obtain possession, a landlord may wish to make a claim under the terms of the tenancy agreement for debt using the small claims procedure of the County Court. The amount awarded by the court will be determined at the trial date. If a claim is being made for interest on arrears, this must be stated on the claim form because interest will not automatically be added to the debt. If the sum is cleared and further arrears arise, it will be necessary to submit an additional claim.
Preventing, Controlling and Recovering Rent Arrears
The tenant's responsibility is to make sure rent is paid in full, on time and in the manner agreed in the tenancy agreement.