Publications: Directions / Protocols


Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber Users Group: Practice Note on CE-Filing

The Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber Users Group would like to bring to the attention of all PLA members the Practice Note on CE-Filing which was referred to during the last meeting on 18 March 2021 (Item 5 in the draft minutes). As the Practice Note explains, CE-File is the online system for filing documents electronically at […]

28th Jul 2021 Directions / Protocols Read more

Updated standard directions for 1954 Act claims in the Central London County Court

The updated template directions for unopposed, unopposed (low value) and opposed 1954 Act claims can be found here: BLR1 Revised April 2021 BLR2 Revised April 2021 BLR3 Revised April 2021 In all cases, in order to avoid wasted court time as a result of hearings being listed which are not ultimately required, the directions stop […]

26th May 2021 Directions / Protocols Read more

Guide to Business & Property Work at Central London

The County Court at Central London have published a guide to Business and Property Work which contains guidance on the scope of the Business and Property Court, case management, interim applications and urgent work (including an email address for urgent work). This is essential reading for practitioners. The intention is that it will be updated […]

3rd Feb 2020 Directions / Protocols Read more

Unopposed Business Lease Renewals: 1954 Act Pilot in the Central London County Court

Central London County Court Effective: 1 January 2018 The First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) has provided us with the following documents – updated guidance note, standard form directions and listing questionnaire – to apply in the case of unopposed business lease renewals transferred to the FTT pursuant to the mandatory 1954 Act pilot for proceedings […]

27th Aug 2018 Directions / Protocols Read more

The Boundary Disputes Protocol, with guidance notes

With PLA support, The Protocol for Disputes between Neighbours about the Location of their Boundary (The Boundary Disputes Protocol) has now been published. It applies where neighbours are in dispute about the location of the boundary between their properties. It aims to ensure that neighbours exchange sufficient information in a timely manner to minimise the […]

28th Sep 2017 Directions / Protocols Read more

The Dilapidations Protocol

On 1 January 2012 the Dilapidations Protocol was adopted as a formal pre-action protocol under the Civil Procedure Rules. The History The Dilapidations Protocol, a pre-action protocol by the Property Litigation Association, relating to dilapidations claims for damages against tenants at the termination of a tenancy, was first published in 2002, with the aim of […]

26th Apr 2017 Directions / Protocols Read more

Draft Directions for opposed and unopposed lease renewals

UNOPPOSED LEASE RENEWALS Click here to download Form BLR1.   Draft Directions prepared by HHJ Dight and circulated to judges at Central London County Court for unopposed lease renewals under the 1954 Landlord & Tenant Act. OPPOSED LEASE RENEWALS Click here to download Form BLR3.   Draft Directions prepared by HHJ Dight and circulated to judges at the Central London […]

30th Jun 2016 Directions / Protocols Read more