Court fee rise (again)

On 21 March 2016 there was yet another increase in Court fees, among which were fees relating to starting proceedings for recovery of land in the County Court which have risen from £280 to £355.

This comes after the controversial hike in Court fees that took place in April 2015. This relentless increase in Court fees will no doubt have a serious impact on access to justice with many potential claimants being unable to commence proceedings.

The prevalent fee changes are summarised as follows:

Type of feeIncrease
Possession claims in County CourtIncrease from £280 to £355(£250 to £325 for online claims)
General application by consent in civil proceedingsIncrease from £50 to £100
Contested application made on notice in civil proceedingsIncrease from £155 to £255
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