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do I need to wait confirmation from court?

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« on: November 29, 2020, 08:48:21 AM »

Hi,

Last January I was taken to court by my landlord (a housing coop) on rent arrears. I paid off the arrears there and then and the court's ruling was "the claim is adjourned with liberty to restore and shall stand as struck out if no written request to restore is received by 4pm on 13/04/20202" Now on 09/04/2020, my landlord asked for an extension of 6 months to the struck out date.

Since then I have not heard again from neither the court, not my landlord.

I have not been on rent arrears since I paid them off on in January and I am not currently on rent arrears.

Can I assume that the possession claim that the landlord introduced last year(2019) to take me to court (Jan 2020) has now been struck out, or do I need to wait for confirmation from the court that is has been struck out?

Thank you

 
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2020, 05:27:12 AM »

I am not a lawyer, but in these crazy coronavirus times I would say no.     

That being said, in reality, they probably have Bob Hope and no hope of getting a possession order when the eviction bans are lifted.

Judges are going to have plenty of free reign to keep tenants in their home and it sounds like the adjournment was in case you stopped paying rent in the pre coronavirus universe and even if you had defaulted on some rent since March 2020, a judge would probably give you time to pay it off again....

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2020, 02:11:19 PM »

Thanks.

It's reassuring.

I've not been on rent arrears since I paid them off in January 2020. It's coming now to nearly a year.
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