Are private landlords doomed?  The UK property market boom is soon over, as experts predict that the rising inflation and the cost of living crisis will cause a house price correction.  The Government also proposes major changes to the private rented sector, which will end the no-fault eviction process under section 21 of the Housing […]

Repealing the Section 21 Ground for Possession  On 15 April 2019, the then-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 21 […]

How long are possession orders enforceable for?  Our experts are often asked, how long are possession orders enforceable for?  Under the Limitations Act 1980 (“the Act”), Section 24 provides a period of six years for the enforcement of a possession order from the time that it becomes enforceable. This means that from the date the […]

Government plans to “ring-fence” Covid-rent arrears and introduce a binding arbitration scheme. The current moratorium preventing landlords seeking forfeiture of leases, issuing winding-up petitions or utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery scheme in relation to Covid-based rent arrears is scheduled to come to an end on 25 March 2022.  However, that is not the end […]

Regulations in England have been passed which will reduce the current minimum notice periods from 6 months to 4 months for most possession notices served between the 01 June 2021 until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). These changes to notice periods for serving a Section 8 Notice come into effect on the 01 June 2021, with […]

Following the temporary enactment of Practice Direction 51Z, all possession claims were stayed and a new Practice Direction is to come into force on 23 August 2020 allowing all stayed claims to be resumed. The new rules are set out under Practice Direction 55C which confirms the courts will not be automatically resuming possession claims. […]

Restrictions on evictions are set to be lifted as temporary measures put in place by the UK government due to COVID-19 are due to come to an end between 24th August 2020 and 30th September 2020, Landlord Advice UK is offering free legal support to landlords dealing with evictions as special protection from the Coronavirus Act 2020 […]

Worried About a Cannabis Farm in Your Property? Here’s why you should be… It’s no secret that illegal cannabis farms are on the rise across the UK. They’ve been discovered in various locales around the country, including warehouses, farms, and buried shipping containers. As a landlord, hearing about the number of cannabis factories discovered each […]

The new government’s Queens Speech confirmed that there will be a Bill that will involve the ending of section 21 evictions under the Housing Act 1988, commonly known as the ‘no fault eviction’ procedure. In a press release published on 19 December 2019 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP […]

The Governments data shows it is taking longer for landlords to repossess properties through the courts. However. the number of landlord possession actions for all court stages have decreased. Figures from the Ministry of Justice show it took 17.3 weeks on average for a claim to result in a repossession. This is one week longer than […]