Paragon returns to new lending

Visit the Guild of Residential Landlords buy-to-let page for independent financial advisor contact details The Paragon Group of Companies is delivering on its commitment to return to new lending and aims to re-establish its market leading position in the buy-to-let...

The Corresponding Date Rule

Notices This rule has been well established since the 1800’s. The rule basically determines how long a calendar month is for the purpose of serving notices. The main question that can be asked is, if a 2 month notice is served on the last day of November (30th)...
The Dispute Service changes

The Dispute Service changes

This article is only relevant to you if you are a member of the tenancy deposit scheme operated by the Dispute Service Ltd. Essentially the changes to the scheme rules and tenancy requirements apply from 1 October 2010 when the threshold increases to £100,000 for when...
Maybe .. Just Maybe …

Maybe .. Just Maybe …

We’ve heard a little rumour concerning direct payment to landlords for tenants who are in receipt of local housing allowance. It must be said this is not confirmed and is perhaps not especially reliable (I can’t say where the rumour has come from, or I...
Enforcement Notices

Enforcement Notices

What is an Enforcement Notice? An enforcement notice is issued by a local authority where a development requiring planning permission has taken place without planning permission forst being obtained. An enforcement notice could seek that the development be restored to...

Postpone possession up to 6 weeks

If a tenant wishes to postpone the date for possession, they may ask the court for up to six weeks if exceptional hardship would be caused under section 89 Housing Act 1980. In addition, the court may not hold a hearing to determine exceptional hardship at any time on...
Set aside Possession Order

Set aside Possession Order

An order for possession may be set aside by the court if one party fails to attend a trial. [CPR 39.3] Note: The word “trial” is important. The below rules do not apply to the initial possession hearing as normally only a few minutes are allowed. Therefore...

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