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Please note that as of September 16, 2021, applications for restrictive covenants will be heard on Tuesdays only.

 



Frequently Asked Questions

A person may attend upon the Court's office to pursue an action for outstanding monies from a past or present tenant.
After the expiration date has passed on a notice to quit and deliver up possession of a premises, if the tenant continues in possession the Plaintiff may take the expired notice to quit and pursue an action in the civil court for Recovery of possession.
Pursuant to Section 158 of the Parish Court Act, every summons, whether to a party or his agent  or a witness, may be lawfully and competently served at any place within the Island by any person whatsoever; and every warrant, precept, or writ of execution, granted under the authority of this Act, may be lawfully and competently executed by an officer of the Court having jurisdiction in the parish where the same is to be executed, or by a constable acting under the authority of any law, though addressed to an officer of the Court issuing the same.
A Court in making an order for possession may make a forthwith order or give additional time based on the circumstances of a particular case.
The Plaintiff need to take the original copy of the notice and whatever land title or other documents regarding the said land in order to file a claim for Recovery of Possession.  In the absence of such documentation, the Plaintiff must be able to state in the particulars of claim the exact location of the land with volume and folio numbers.
The Plaintiff must purchase a One Dollar ($1.00) stamp at the Post office for the court fee and the Bailiff's fee will be determined based on where the Defendant resides.
After the Court has made an order for Possession, if the Defendant continues in possession, the Plaintiff may make an application to the Court for a Warrant of Possession.  Pursuant to Section 250 of the Parish Court Act, every such warrant shall bear the date on which it is issued, and shall continue in force for six months from such date, and no longer. No warrant shall be issued after the expiration of six months after the last day named by the Magistrate in his order for the delivery of possession, except by order of the Magistrate.
The Landlord may apply to the Court for Recovery of Possession and Arrears of Rent in the said parish that the property is located because that is where jurisdiction lies.
A Judgment Summons is the same as the Commitment Summons.  It is a document that is issued as a means of enquiring into the means of the Defendant.  A Judgment Summons has a lifetime of one year.
A Commitment Summons is the same as the Judgments Summons.  It is a document that is issued as a means of enquiring into the means of the Defendant.  A Judgment Summons has a lifetime of one year.

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