Defending Your Home
Notably, N244 online applications and paper forms are not straightforward. When submitting them to the court concerned, there are some key steps to follow. Above all, it is essential to present the paperwork correctly, completely and in ample time.
As the small print on eviction notices should mention, there must be adequate grounds to apply for a hearing. Merely stating that one has nowhere to go, for instance, is not a sufficient defence. Accordingly, we will assess your case, establish any grounds to stop the attempted possession and complete the N244 application on your behalf. Perhaps you now have a tenant occupying the property or expect a lump sum shortly, or your suspended possession order is now up to date. If you are seeking a new arrangement or plan to make a new proposal, the court will also request evidence of how you expect to pay the overdue amount. In preparation, we might recommend that you complete an N11M personal defence form.
Secondly, the information supplied on the forms must be concise yet comprehensive. In particular, it is vital to give the right amount of detail to achieve an early hearing, but not so much as to become a hostage to fortune.
Additionally, some emergency hearings take place within as little as twenty-four hours of applying. For this reason, we develop the best defence possible for your case before serving the papers. That way, you will be prepared for the hearing even if the court lists it at very short notice.