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Ericthelobster
28-01-2008, 18:40 PM
I recently put in a small claim for my tenant's rent arrears and am somewhat concerned at how long it's taking...

3 Dec: I submit claim to court
12 Dec: Court deems claim served on tenant
27 Dec: Deadline for tenant to respond to court (he didn't do so)
10 Jan: I submit request for court to enter judgement (having been told by them not do so until then as they had a backlog of paperwork which could have included my tenant's response)

28 Jan (today): I phone court to ask what's going on and am advised the following approximate schedule:

7 Feb: Court will write advising date of hearing
19 May: approximate anticipated date of hearing

Does this sound normal? Can't see that I have any option to go with the flow, but don't know whether I'm being unreasonable in expecting things to move a little quicker?

Surrey
28-01-2008, 22:44 PM
"How long should it take?" he asks.

Now where did I put that string...?

bagpuss
29-01-2008, 18:55 PM
:D Priceless

jeffrey
29-01-2008, 18:59 PM
:D Priceless
{For everthing else, there's A******n E*****s.}

Ericthelobster
29-01-2008, 20:49 PM
{For everthing else, there's A******n E*****s.}??

Assuming the above is another facetious reply to my query, I think you're going to have to replace a few of the asterisks??!

jeffrey
30-01-2008, 13:26 PM
??

Assuming the above is another facetious reply to my query, I think you're going to have to replace a few of the asterisks??!
Sorry; I was too subtly referring to the American Express advertising campaign.