Standard Procedure Claim (Section 21 and Rent Arrears)

This page looks at claiming for possession using the standard procedure after serving section 21, where either: * there is no written agreement or * you wish to claim rent arrears at the same time as seeking possession

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Applying to Court for Possession — Standard Procedure

Only the landlord or their solicitor can sign the court papers. A common reason for possession claims being rejected by the court is that a letting agent signs them. A letting agent can help the landlord draft the paperwork, but they cannot sign on the landlord’s behalf, and they do not have a right to represent the landlord in court in the landlord’s absence. A landlord who is likely to be absent from the UK will need to instruct a solicitor to commence legal action if they wish to be represented in their absence.