Industry News Sally Walmsley 30/09/2021

What you need to know: court fees update

What you need to know: court fees update 

As of 30 September, the Government has increased the price of a number of fees that landlords have to pay when applying to court. This includes applications for warrants of possession, as well as making a small claim or enforcing it. 

Landlords are now expected to pay – 

  • £130 to apply for a warrant of possession (previously £121) 

  • £83 to apply for a warrant of control (previously £77) 

  • £119 for various other things like applying for an attachment of earnings or a charging order (previously £110) 

In addition to this, the cost for a small claims application has changed as well. Depending on the amount being claimed, an application will now cost between £35 and £455 to make a small claim.  

In some good news for landlords, the cost of applying for a possession order has not changed. This remains at £355 for accelerated claims, possession hearings and applications made via possession claim online. 

For further details on these new fees, as well as guidance and resources on making applications, members can access our pages on –