Government Turns Up Heat on Cold Homes

Government Turns Up Heat on Cold Homes

Ministers want to know what landlords think about lifting the minimum energy efficiency ratings for private rented homes. The plan is to raise the minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating from E to C for new tenancies from 2025 and all other tenancies by...

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Understanding Possession Action During Covid-19

Understanding Possession Action During Covid-19

As recently reported, overall arrangements for possession proceedings was published (the overall arrangements) which also referenced further guidance which was to follow. This included a “pre-action plan” to be complied with by landlords before serving a notice or...

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What The Latest Eviction Law Change Means For Landlords

What The Latest Eviction Law Change Means For Landlords

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has bolstered the rights of renters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. New guidance has been published along with the updating of some previous guidance. Landlords must give six months’ notice to quit to renters in England – which...

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Arrangements for When Possession Claims Start

Arrangements for When Possession Claims Start

Reactivation Notice Where a claim for possession was filed with the court before 3 August 2020 and was stayed under the Coronavirus rules, a “reactivation notice” is required to get the claim running again. See our article about this here. The government has published...

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Possession Rules After Suspension Published

Possession Rules After Suspension Published

Update: the date of 23 August 2020 referred to below has been extended to 20 September 2020. Please see this article for details. Further update 16 September 2020: the government have published a non statutory reactivation notice which is now...

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September Brings New Laws For Landlords

September Brings New Laws For Landlords

September sees some big changes in the law that impact landlords and tenants, including fast-track planning for home extensions and cash for improvements to make homes greener. This update wraps up all the changes including proposals to lend tenants in Scotland and...

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Six Months Notice Rules and New Form 6A For England Published

Six Months Notice Rules and New Form 6A For England Published

In recently typical timing by government, late Friday afternoon, the regulations which make the changes for increasing the length of notices to six months in England were published. The regulations are The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from...

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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 suspension...

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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...

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Rules After Possession Suspension Published (Partially)

Rules After Possession Suspension Published (Partially)

This is a quick note about new court rules which will apply after the suspension on possession proceedings is...

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