Costs of legal action
The costs of going to court and the financing choices that are available to people faced with a housing court case, usually in the county court.
A person must pay a court or tribunal fee for the court to deal with their claim or application, or apply for a fee remission.
Definition of costs, how the court decides which party to a legal dispute should pay the costs, and how much a court case is likely to cost.
Costs in possession claims can be fixed by the Civil Procedure Rules, claimed on a contractual basis, or decided by the court.
People paying privately for a solicitor must receive information on how they will be charged, such as 'no win no fee' agreements.
Costs of litigants in person are reduced and people on low incomes may get public funding or be entitled to remission on their court fees.
Costs amounts and recovery depend on allocating the case to one of the four different tracks and can be fixed in specific cases.
Interim costs orders, which are made during the course of proceedings, and the different types of interim and final costs orders that can be made.
Factors the court must consider when deciding the amount of money to be paid at the same hearing a costs order is made or in a separate hearing.
Once the court has decided which party is to pay for the costs of the case, it will then assess how much the party will have to pay.