County Court Claim Form N5B for Accelerated Possession Proceedings

Form N5B Claim Form for Possession of Property (Accelerated Procedure)

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This Form N5B Claim Form for Possession of Property (Accelerated Procedure) should be used by a Landlord who wants to apply to Court for a Possession Order for Residential Property that has been let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST).

Note that a claim may also be started online via the www.gov.uk website. The guidance below is designed for Landlords who are using a paper form N5B but it will also assist Landlords who are using the online option.

Before applying to Court, the Landlord must have served a Section 21 Notice on the Tenant. See our Repossession Guidance and our Section 21 Notice templates for more information.

Once Form N5B has been completed it needs to be sent to the County Court in the area in which the Property is situated. See the template Letter Enclosing N5B.

On page 1 of form N5B, the Landlord needs to provide details of the Claimant (Landlord(s)), Defendant (Tenant(s)) and Property.

If the Landlord wants the Court to order that the Tenant pay the costs of the claim (court fee and legal costs) a tick should be placed in the relevant box.

The Defendant’s address for service will be the Property address if the Tenant is living there or such other correspondence address as the Tenant has provided.

The legal representative’s costs cannot exceed the amount specified in rule 45.6(2) of the Civil Procedure Rules. The current court fees can be found on the Gov UK website.

The issue date should be left blank for the Court to fill in.

On page 2, section 1 asks for details of the Property.

In section 2, the Landlord needs to give details of the first (or only) Tenancy Agreement entered into between the Landlord and Tenant. If there have been subsequent renewals of the Tenancy, details of the most recent Agreement also need to be given.

In section 3 either the first or second option needs to be completed depending on whether the Tenancy began before or after 28 February 1997.

Section 4 relates to replacement (or renewal) Tenancy Agreements.

In section 5 details of the Section 21 Notice need to be given.

Section 6 relates to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

Section 7 relates to the Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation.

Section 8 asks whether the Landlord wishes to be present at any court hearing.

Section 9 contains the Landlord’s request that the Tenant give up possession and, if applicable, pay the Landlord’s costs.

The Statement of Truth must be signed by the Landlord (or on the Landlord’s behalf if the Landlord is a company).

This Form N5B Claim Form for Possession of Property (Accelerated Procedure) template is in fixed field format and password protected. Simply press TAB to jump from one field to the next and SHIFT + TAB to go back. Alternatively, use the mouse to click from one field to the next.

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