As a landlord there will be times when you may need to seek possession of your property, for example if your tenants are in arrears or your property has been damaged through anti-social behaviour (the most common reasons). Worryingly, 37 per cent of landlords have experienced arrears in the last 12 months – this rises … Continue reading Would you know how to regain possession of your property?
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) released a study today (7 December 2016) that finds 7m Britons are in poverty despite being from working families. We received advanced sight of the report ahead of publication but decided not to provide comment to the press ahead of the morning papers on the basis we did not want … Continue reading Who’s to blame for in-work poverty?
A Familiar Narrative You may have noticed that privately rented accommodation is not always held in the highest regard. With a shortage of housing in the United Kingdom (at least in London, anyway), private tenancies are regularly decried for being expensive, poor value and, ultimately, unstable. Repossessions – or evictions – we are reminded are … Continue reading Social Housing Evictions Higher than in Private Housing
The possession process is rarely pleasant. This much is a given, as the procedure for gaining possession of a property costs time, money, and is entered into usually as the very last resort. Section 21 notices For landlords, the most common way to regain possession of a property in England and Wales is … Continue reading McDonald vs. McDonald: Eviction orders still stand
The proportion of all repossession claims that have to be resolved by bailiffs in the last 12 months has shot up to 40%, compared to just 25% in the same period 5 years ago according to recent Government stats. Possession claims will only progress to bailiffs after a tenant has received an eviction notice and … Continue reading New Law Proposed to Stop Councils Forcing Tenants to Wait for Bailiffs