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Monday 13 December 2021


Temporary procedures were introduced for county court repossession cases to cater for the consequences of the pandemic. They included listing cases for a review hearing before any final hearing to investigate whether the parties could reach a settlement. These procedures were due to lapse in their entirety on 30 November 2021 (see https://www.breakinglaw.co.uk/2021/10/home-repossessions-review-hearings-to.html)

That has been reconsidered (see Civil Procedure Rules 1998 Update 137). The procedures will continue to apply in relation to claims started before 01 December 2021, subject to one matter. The temporary  requirement  (see paragraphs 6.1 and 6.2 of Civil Procedure Rules 1998 Practice Direction 52C - well you did ask!) that claimants are to notify with the claim form and in another form taken to court what they know about the effect of the pandemic on the defendant is to continue until 30 June 2022.