Ban on Evictions Set to End on 23 August 2020 On 01 July 2020 Parliament confirmed the current suspension of evictions will end on 23 August 2020 and the courts will start hearing possession claims on 24 August 2020. This will be a relief to many landlords who are waiting to enforce possession orders already […]

Code of Practice to Guide Commercial Landlord and Tenants During COVID-19 Crisis – Commercial Rent Arrears The UK government has published a temporary Code of Practice with the aim of encouraging fair and transparent discussions between commercial landlords and tenants during the COVID-19 crisis concerning rental payments and arrears, and promoting a spirit of collaboration rather than […]

On 05 June 2020 the MHCLG announced that the current ban on evictions would be extended until 23 August 2020. Ban on evictions from social or private rented accommodation extended by 2 months New court rules will ensure vulnerable renters will be protected when the suspension of evictions ends Government committed to ensuring that no […]

The Prime Minister made an announcement on 10 May 2020 concerning the lockdown rules. In summary, the lockdown rules have not been lifted, but have been updated. The Prime Minister urged for those who cannot work from home, to go back to work.

Covid 19 and Gas Safety Checks The COVID-19 pandemic in the UK may make it more difficult for landlords to arrange annual safety checks in some cases, as tenants may need to self-isolate for 14 days or longer periods, and as registered gas engineers availability reduces due to the same measures. The Safe Register has […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation This article provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated when new advice is available. Going to court or tribunal during the coronavirus outbreak All court and tribunal users should read the latest information about prevention, treatment, travel […]

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 […]

How to Respond to your Tenants’ Damp Problems As we enter the autumn months, landlords will naturally begin to see an increase in the number of complaints they receive from tenants related to damp problems in their properties. This year however, with the introduction of the Homes Act, landlords are under even more pressure to […]

The Government have now launched their consultation on the proposed repeal of the section 21 evictions and to end the assured shorthold tenancy regime. The consultation paper states: “We intend to deliver the intention to remove section 21 by removing the assured shorthold tenancy regime. Section 21 notices can only be served under assured shorthold […]