Terminating a Rent to Rent Agreement Rent to Rent agreements, often advertised as Rent Guarantee Agreements, are becoming an increasingly common method for private landlords to let their residential properties. Whilst there are plenty of reputable companies that offer private landlords rent to rent options, there are also many issues landlords face when letting their […]

Latest Mandatory How to Rent Guide A new version of the legally mandatory renting checklist is issued by the Government, six months after the last one was printed. A new version of the How to Rent Guide is published by the Government on 02 October 2023, just six months after the last one. Information on […]

Abolishing the No-Fault Eviction Ground After much anticipation the first draft of the Renters Reform Bill published on 17 May 2023, which included the Abolishing the No-Fault Eviction Ground under s.21 of the Housing Act 1988 (Form 6A). The section 21 ground for possession currently allows landlords to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy agreement without […]

Suspension of Evictions Landlords will now face even longer waits than normal to evict tenants in London after two large landlords were advised that the County Court Bailiff operations are to be suspended for the ‘foreseeable future’. The suspension of evictions has come as a surprise given that the wait times for a County Court […]

County Court & High Court Enforcement, What’s the Difference? An enforcement officer (also known as a bailiff) is required when there is a possession order which has ordered the defendant(s) to give possession of a property and the deadline for doing so has passed. It is unlawful for any unauthorised person to enforce a possession […]

Abolishing No-fault evictions & Rogue Landlords On 15 April 2019, the Government announced: “Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants from their homes at short notice and without good reason.” This was followed by a consultation process which ran between July and October 2019. The consultation paper proposed the abolition of section […]

What is prescribed information? The Prescribed Information refers to information that is required to be given to a tenant, and anyone who pays a tenancy deposit in relation to an assured shorthold tenancy. The Housing Act 2004 sets out that where a tenancy deposit is paid, the landlord must: Secure the tenancy deposit with a […]

Summary Judgement Application The coronavirus pandemic kickstarted the rise of rent arrears and tenant evictions in 2020. This has followed by a cost of living crisis and wider economic downfall nationally. Many landlords have issued possession proceedings to recover possession of their properties. Tenants often raise defences or counterclaims to possession proceedings which substantially delays […]

Re-Activation Notice Form

25th September 2020 0

Following the temporary enactment of Practice Direction 51Z, all possession claims were stayed (put on hold) and a new Practice Direction came into force on 23 August 2020 allowing all stayed claims to be resumed. It was no surprise that the staying of possession claims was then extended, last minute, until 20 September 2020, possession […]

Ban on evictions continues for 4 weeks taking the total ban to 6 months New 6 month notice periods to be in place until at least 31 March 2021 Once eviction hearings restart, the judiciary will carefully prioritise the most serious cases including those involving anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse The Government has announced that […]