The Government has now published a 'Reactivation Notice' form, this is not a proscribed form but is quite useful to make sure you understand what information you need to provide if you want resume any possession claims started but brought to a halt due to the COVID 19 restrictions.

You will need to provide information on:

  • The effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Defendant and their dependants
  • If your claim relates to rent arrears, you must provide an updated rent account for the previous two years
  • If case management directions was made in this claim before the 20 September 2020, you will need to attach a copy of those directions

If you believe the case should be given priority consideration for a hearing, you will need to provide evidence  i.e. the case involves involve significant ASB, rent arrears of more than 6 months etc.