Breaking news: Ministry of Justice confirms evictions now halted in ‘high’ as well as ‘very high’ COVID-19 areas
Most notices served from 29 August 2020 will now give tenants a six month notice period to leave a property. For most landlords it will take another six months (at least) to go through the courts to regain possession.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have announced that the Pre-Action Protocol is likely to be extended to private landlords. The Protocol requires a landlord to make reasonable attempts to resolve issues with their tenant before a case can be heard in court. So even if you plan to use the courts, mediation may be needed before your case is heard.
Brand new service: Step 1+ (Serve Notice and Mediation)
Landlord Action are delighted to have partnered with the PRS Mediation service. Tenancy mediation provides negotiation for settlement for landlords without going to court. You can come to an amicable, legally binding, resolution with your tenants to settle rent arrears and possessions, much quicker and avoiding court delays. For £220 (originally £244) Landlord Action will undertake a Step 1 review and once a notice is served we’ll instruct PRS mediation service to start a mediation case for you and try to contact your tenant to see if they are willing to undertake the mediation. More information is available here.
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