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Unauthorised traveller sites consultation

On 5th April 2018, the Government announced a consultation on the law and powers to deal with unauthorised caravan sites, as these can cause significant distress for both residents, who complain of anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and noise, as well as

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Taking control of goods – the one-year review from the Ministry of Justice

We read with great interest the report on the findings of the one-year review of the new enforcement regulations, having taken part in the research phase as one of the key stakeholders, as did several other High Court Enforcement Officers

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Litigant in person portal

The government has announced that it will shortly be rolling out the litigant in person portal. The portal has been in testing mode and has so far been used by 1,828 people. The portal forms part of the move towards

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Speedy writs of possession

Writs of possession At HCE group we’ve been seeing writs of possession being granted within 48 hours of application. This can be of huge benefit to residential landlords. The timescale of 48 hours for the legal processing of the paperwork

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HCEOA: efficient and effective enforcement

The High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA) have been aware for some time of the significant delays that can be experienced when using county court bailiffs. If a judgment is for a debt below £600 or is a debt occurring

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CPR Part 85 – new guidance provided

High Court Enforcement Group asked Master Victoria McCloud to review two claims that had been brought under CPR Part 85 (Civil Procedure Rule). Master McCloud has reviewed the two claims - Riaz and Celador Radio - and produced a written

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A great start to the year

At HCE we have had an incredibly successful start to the year. We’ve attended two awards ceremonies - the CICM British Credit Awards 2018 and the Modern Law Awards - and have a win and a highly commended under our

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Tenants and housing benefits

We thought we’d look at housing benefit tenants and what landlords should be aware of if they are considering renting or already do rent to someone on benefits in this article. With £25 billion being spent on housing benefit payments

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Freezing injunctions

Freezing injunctions prevent an individual selling asset. You must be sure that any assets you intend to freeze are owned by the individual in question. An application for this type of injunction should be made with some haste to protect

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Order to obtain information

If you have received a judgment in your or your client’s favour, it might be worthwhile taking a deeper look at the debtor’s financial position by applying for an order to obtain information, requiring the debtor to attend court and

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