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Pre-action protocols

This content applies to England & Wales
Necessary steps under the pre-action protocols before taking action, and factors to consider before going to court.

Letter before action

Information on sending a letter before action 

Deciding whether to go to court

Factors involved in deciding whether to go to court. 

Overview of pre-action protocols

The areas covered and the objectives of the pre-action protocols. 

Pre-action Protocol for Possession Claims by Social Landlords

The pre-action protocol which prescribes the specific procedures that social landlords should follow before issuing possession claims. 

Pre-action Protocol for Mortgage Arrears

The pre-action protocol covering the appropriate procedure where the homeowner has mortgage or purchase plan arrears over a residential property. 

Pre-action Protocol for Disrepair Cases

Pre-action Protocol for Disrepair Cases which provides specific procedures that must be followed before taking action. 

Pre-action Protocol for Judicial Review

The Pre-action Protocol for Judicial Review, which provides the procedures that must be followed before taking action. 

Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims

The pre-action protocol covering the procedure where a creditor is claiming payment of a debt. 

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