Evictions in Wales The use of the current 6-month minimum notice period for serving (most) possession notices in Wales is being extended until 30 September 2021. This extends the temporary legislation enacted arising out of the coronavirus pandemic and affects evictions in Wales. The notice periods have been lengthened temporarily during the current pandemic to […]

New Section 8 Notice and Breathing Space for Tenants The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (Moratorium Debt) (Consequential Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021 have been published which create a new prescribed section 8 notice for England. The changes of note incorporate information about the breathing space regulations which commence on 4 May 2021. This means […]

The ban on evictions extended to 31 May 2021 The ban on evictions extended to 31 May 2021 is unwelcomed by the majority of landlords. Business owners – many of whom have had to cease trading entirely during lockdown – are being given extra support after the government extended the ban on commercial evictions for […]

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 […]

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 […]