Possession Claims Suspension Extended by 4 Weeks

Possession Claims Suspension Extended by 4 Weeks

Today (21 August 2020), it has been announced that the stay on possession claims is to be extended by four weeks from 23 August 2020 until 20 September 2020. As an update, it’s been announced that notice lengths are to be increased to six months. Extended...
Changes to Accelerated Possession and Enforcement

Changes to Accelerated Possession and Enforcement

A quick note about an update to the Civil Procedure Rules by The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020 and The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2020. Accelerated Possession Procedure The amendments make changes to the conditions when accelerated possession...
Rules After Possession Suspension Published (Partially)

Rules After Possession Suspension Published (Partially)

Update 21/07/2020: the Practice Direction 55C referred to in this article has now been published and an article is available here. This is a quick note about new court rules which will apply after the suspension on possession proceedings is lifted because the meat of...

Covering Letter with Notice

When serving a notice in anticipation of possession proceedings (section 21, section 8 or notice to quit) you should never enclose a covering letter with the notice. In Mundy v Hook (CC (Bromley)) County Court (Bromley) [1997] C.L.Y. 3246, the landlord had served a...

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...