Court Fees Increase from 4 April 2011

From 4 April 2011, court fees are to increase. The significant changes mainly affecting landlords are as follows: Accelerated Possession Claims: £280.00 (from £150.00) Standard Procedure Possession Claim (e.g. rent arrears): £280.00 (from £150.00) On-Line Possession...

LHA Transitional Period

I’ve had a number of calls recently regarding the 9 months transitional period concerning the announced changes to LHA from April 2011. Most enquiries are in relation to a letter from the local authority giving examples and it would seem most examples either...

Direct Payment Guidance

The Department of Work and Pensions (“DWP”) have published housing benefit circular HB/CTB A4/2011 which advises local authority staff on how to make decisions under the new direct payment provisions which commence in April 2011. What’s changing? From 6 April 2011,...