Court Hearing Advice

pedro789 Forumite Posts: 58
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edited 17 August at 10:15AM in Consumer rights
Would really appreciate any advice on this pls.

I was due to attend court hearing to defend claim by company who had done work on house for me. 
They'd been paid 50% upfront, but I refused to pay rest as work was substandard.
This was supported by independent report I'd commissioned and accepted by company/court.

I was happy to defend claim in court and then received letter to say claim was struck out.
The company hadn't paid court fee in time.

I thought that was end of it, until received letter yesterday.
The company are saying they didn't receive notification of payment date and want claim to be reinstated.

No experience of situation tbh and confused why it would be reinstated after it's already been struck out?



  • tightauldgit
    tightauldgit Forumite Posts: 2,546
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    It could be reinstated if it was a court error that caused the non-payment of the fee. Just wait and see what happens - I'd imagine there's a good chance that the court will reject the application for it to be reinstated but if not then you haven't lost anything and you can attend and defend the claim. 
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