The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is, until 27 February, consulting on raising the fee for possession claims in the County Court by £75 per claim – as part of a plan to save the department £55m a year.
It would mean that the cost of filing a paper application for possession would rise from £280 to £355 and the cost of filing an online application would increase from £250 to £325 . The possession fee increase is the second rise in two years. In April 2014, the government hiked up the fee from £100 for online claims and from £175 for paper claims.
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