What Happens if Payment is Made on Day of Section 8 Hearing?

In Coltrane v Day [2003] EWCA Civ 342, it had to be decided what happens if the tenant paid a cheque to the landlord in court on the day of the hearing.

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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.