Why the client needed our help
Our client had been served with a statutory demand. It has arisen out of a contested landlord and tenant dispute as a result of the client’s previous occupation of a residential property. They needed our urgent help because the time for applying to set aside the demand was about to expire and more time was needed to take instructions on the grounds to apply to set it aside.
How we helped
We approached the claimant saying that it would be necessary – to protect the statutory time limit for applying to set aside – for our client to lodge that application and thus put the claimant at risk as to costs or, to avoid that, invited their consent to an order that the time be extended by two months.
That was agreed and a consent application made to court. This bought the client time which enabled settlement and avoided an application being necessary and the risks involved in doing that.
We achieved an overall settlement of the claim.