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District Court Rules

Amendment to: Schedule of Costs
S.I. No. 123 of 2016: District Court (Solicitors’ costs) Rules 2016


3. Solicitors' costs in landlord and tenant (ejectment) proceedings
Annual Rent
Costs if settled without necessity for appearance
Costs of judgment (decree) if case not defended
Costs of judgment (decree) if case defended (assessment of damages)
Costs of judgment (decree/ dismiss) if case defended (liability)
Not exceeding €3,000
180
300
390
450
Exceeding €3,000 and not exceeding €6,000
360
600
780
900
Exceeding €6,000 and not exceeding €9,000
540
900
1,170
1,350
Exceeding €9,000 and not exceeding €12,000
720
1,200
1,560
1,800
Exceeding €12,000 and not exceeding €15,000
900
1,500
1,950
2,250
The above scale of costs (3):
— is in every instance exclusive of and in addition to all actual and necessary outlay;
— does not apply to ejectment proceedings brought before the Court by summons pursuant to section 15 of the Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Act 1851; section 10 of the Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Amendment Act 1871 or sections 81, 84, 85 and 86 of the Landlord and Tenant (Ireland) Act 1860 — in such proceedings costs shall be in the discretion of the Court and shall not exceed €110 in any case unless the Court shall, for special reason, otherwise order;
— applies to ejectment proceedings brought before the Court on civil summons pursuant to section 82 of the Civil Bill Courts (Ireland) Act 1851 as applied to the District Court by section 17 of the Courts of Justice Act 1928.