Can we change court date?
Possession - Section 8 and Section 21

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15 years ago
We filed a section 8 to seek possession on grounds 8,10 & 11, we did this on 19th June 08, we heard nothing from the tenant, so we paid the £150 to the courts to claim possession of the property on 10/7/08. The tenant is claiming housing benefit and is in arrears of over £1,829 and rising. We now have reason to believe that he has abandoned the property and left windows and the back gate open therefore leaving it vulnerable. We heard from the court today that the hearing wont be until 26th August 2008, we feel that this is such a long time away and were led to believe that a section 8 worked much quicker than that, is there any other way to accelerate this claim?
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