Good afternoon, I have worked in the lettings industry for 30 years and dealt with hundreds of evictions on behalf of landlords, preparing and serving Section 21 and Section 8 notices and preparing paperwork for court. The notices are always signed by myself, the office manager of the company I work for, and I always send the court paperwork to the landlords for signing before submitting to the court, however, I have been advised that many judges are now not accepting section21 notices signed by the letting agent, unless it is a Director and Company Secretary signing (which would be difficult as neither of them are involved on a daily basis). I also wrote to the court on behalf of a landlord recently to ask something in relation to the proceedings and have received a reply from the court stating “Letting agents do not have rights to conduct litigation” Can you please therefore advise as to how I deal with possession in future, do I need to advise landlords to instruct solicitors to act for them?
Applying to Court for Possession — Accelerated Procedure (England)
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