Eviction Ban Extended Further in England To further protect against Coronavirus transmission, the Government has passed The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (‘the Regulations’) which extends the temporary eviction ban in England. No eviction notices can be served on residential tenants nor can bailiffs execute warrants of possession of land […]

Updated Money Laundering Risk Assessments for Estate Agents and Letting Agents This article applies to both Estate Agents and Letting Agents. Estate Agents are regulated by HMRC. A regulated business must comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 as amended by The Money Laundering and […]

Possession Claim Guidance 2021 – Introduction This Possession Claim Guidance 2021 provides for the temporary court procedures for possession being extended from 28 March 2021 to 30 July 2021. These changes were only announced, without any advanced notice on 29 January 2021. Due to the current pandemic the courts are dealing with a large backlog […]

This guidance is for landlords in the private and social rented sectors in England on: 1. Measures relating to notices seeking possession as amended by the Coronavirus Act 2020 and subsequent regulations; 2. Possession claims in the County Court; 3. Mortgage payments; and 4. Health and safety obligations, repairs and inspections in the context of […]

Demand for Rent Does Not Waive the Right to Forfeit The Court of Appeal has now confirmed that a demand for rent does not waive the right to forfeit It has was previously accepted by the courts that a demand for and acceptance of rent is, as a matter of law, a waiver of the landlords right of forfeit a commercial lease […]

COVID-19 ‘Must Knows’

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COVID-19 ‘Must Knows’ for Residential and Commercial Landlords The Coronavirus Act 2020 has significant implications for landlords and tenants of both commercial and residential premises. It substantially affects the ability of landlords to recover possession due to extended notice periods and temporary court rules and procedures governing the recovery of possession of property. We have […]

There are dangers of using a witness statement to argue a case. It has become increasingly common that people who represent themselves in the civil courts and even lawyers are using a witness statement for making legal arguments, rather than giving evidence which is the purpose of a witness statement. Using a witness statement for […]

Extension of Eviction Ban in Wales To protect against Coronavirus transmission, the Welsh Government has passed further regulations; The Public Health (Protection from Eviction) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (‘the Regulations’) which extends the temporary eviction ban in Wales. No eviction notices can be served on residential tenants nor can bailiffs execute warrants of possession of […]

Eviction Ban Extended in England until 21 February 2021. On 8 January 2021 the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, announced a further extension to the restrictions on evictions for private renters in England which comes into force on 11 January 2021.  The current restrictions were due to end on 11 January 2021, however, the new […]

New Regulations for Wales to Restrict Evictions until 11 January 2021 To protect against Coronavirus transmission, the Welsh Government has passed The Public Health (Protection from Eviction) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (‘the Regulations’) which introduce a temporary eviction ban in Wales. No notices of eviction by a bailiff eviction notices can be served on residential tenants nor […]