Grant Shapps: Sensible approach to manage shared homes

Grant Shapps: Sensible approach to manage shared homes

Landlords and councils will no longer be faced with bureaucracy aimed at micro-managing rented housing, Housing Minister Grant Shapps confirmed today. The Minister laid new regulations that could cut as many as 8,500 planning applications from the system, freeing up...

Adjournment, suspension and stay possession proceedings

A common problem with seeking a possession order from the court is not only establishing the validity of notices but also the many adjournments that can occur. This article attempts to explain the law of adjournments and postponement of possession. Accelerated...

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...