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...
It Was Never Like This Before …

It Was Never Like This Before …

I am doing some research for a member on a case where the service of the notice is in question which is requiring the reading of many transcripts. I found a little comment rather amusing that I thought worthy of sharing (emphasis added by me) … “…...

Missing Prescribed Information

Baafi v Mapp Central London County Court 24 June 2010 The landlord had served a section 21 notice and commenced possession proceedings. The claim was defended by the tenant on the basis that the prescribed information required by the The Housing (Tenancy Deposits)...

Break Clause

What is a break clause? Sometimes a fixed term tenancy agreement can contain a clause which brings the fixed term to an end early. For example, you might have a one year fixed term with a break clause that states the fixed term may be brought to an end by notice after...
Seghier v Rollings, Bow County Court, 6 March 2009

Seghier v Rollings, Bow County Court, 6 March 2009

Ms Rollings granted Mr Seghier an assured shorthold tenancy In May 2007. He paid a deposit to her agent prior to signing the agreement. Ms Rollings made no efforts to comply with the tenancy deposit requirements under the Housing Act 2004 (it was neither protected nor...
English Law explained for Non-Lawyers

English Law explained for Non-Lawyers

Thanks to @ddortongibson for pointing this out. Although this case is not a housing case (it was a family “relocation” case), a non-lawyer was assisting with the case. Lord Justice Wall explained in excellent simple to understand terms the law of precedent...