Successfully Defending Possession Proceedings

Rachel represented a Legally Aided client who had been served by his landlord with a section 21 Notice for possession of the property he had lived in for some years.

Rachel’s thorough examination of the papers revealed that the section 21 Notice had been incorrectly worded, however this had not been pleaded as a defence to the application for possession.

At the possession hearing, Rachel made submissions to the Judge on the details of the section 21 Notice with the result that the Judge refused the landlord’s application for possession.