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 court fee is usually payable when a claim or an action is started in a court or tribunal. Fees depend on the type of action being taken.
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.
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 three different tracks and can be fixed in specific cases.
Fixed costs in certain housing and property cases and specific rules for cost recovery in mortgage, judicial review, and tribunal 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.