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.
For current cases that are progressing through the courts a ‘Review Hearing’ is now being listed to determine whether the case should proceed. When notice of a Review Hearing is provided preparation is required in the form of a full bundle of papers and a witness statement from the landlord explaining what efforts have been made to communicate with the tenant, whether the tenant is claiming any benefits and any information on the impact of Covid on both tenant and any dependents and the landlord. The bundle must be sent to both the court and all tenants prior to the hearing. As this is an extra step outside Landlord Actions fixed fees there will be an extra charge for preparing and representing landlords at this hearing which will be communicated to all clients.
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 £169 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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