COVID-19 update – 7 September 2020

We are sorry to say that the Government has announced the suspension on possession claims is to be extended further to the 20 September 2020 and that new notices served will have to give six months’ notice to the tenant except in very serious cases involving anti-social behaviour and domestic violence (we await further details regarding this).

We are unclear if the reactivation notice (rent arrears case or Section 21 case) process will still be in place for 20 September and information Landlords/Agents have already provided, will most likely need to be updated near the time.

Parties should take reasonable steps to resolve their dispute before coming to court and Landlord Action anticipate that the courts will prioritise these cases. To stand the best chance of having your case considered as soon as possible, we believe that using the PRS mediation service to seek an agreement with the tenant is a great way to resolve the matter amicably or set your case apart. The process is quick and simple, led by a resolution specialist and the sole focus of helping tenant and landlord reach a reasonable agreement.

In the meantime, you can still serve notice and issue claims at court on notices that have expired. Please speak to a member of the team on 0333 321 9418  or email us at  in order to start the process. We may refer you to the Property Redress Scheme tenancy mediation service if we feel your case is suitable for them.

For further information on the current situation with possession claims, please read our Q&A.

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