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Court fees in civil proceedings have increased with effect from 21st March 2016. The main changes apply to the following:

To issue a claim for possession in the county court the fee has increased from £280 to £355.

To issue a claim through Possession Claims Online the fee has increased from £250 to £325.

The fee for making a general application on notice e.g. an application to have judgment set aside has increased from £255 to £155.

The fee for an application b consent or without notice has increased from £50 to £100.

It is disappointing that we are seeing another fee increase with some more than doubling in the last couple of years.

These fees come into effect from the 21st March 2016 and will apply to new and existing claims.

If you require any advice or assistance, please contact Katie Mitchell in our litigation team, katie.mitchell@ramsdens.co.uk or call 01484 821 500.