Eviction ban to end 24th August

by Property 118

18:30 PM, 1st July 2020
About a month ago

Eviction ban to end 24th August

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Eviction ban to end 24th August

A Government Minister confirmed that the eviction ban will end and courts will begin to hear possession cases from 24th August to the relief of many landlords in the PRS.

Responding to a series of parliamentary questions, Lord Greenhalgh, a Minister at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has said that from the 24th August, the courts will begin to process possession cases again”.

After what would be a five month suspension, the Minister argued that this would be an important step towards ending the lockdown and will protect landlords’ important right to regain their property.” He reiterated however that work is ongoing to ensure “the most vulnerable tenants can get the help they need when possession cases resume.

 The Minister confirmed that under plans to end Section 21 repossessions as part of the Renters’ Reform Bill, Ministers want to ensure that landlords are able to swiftly and smoothly regain their property through the courts where they have a legitimate reason to do so.

Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, said:

“The Minister’s comments provide greater certainty for the rental market.

“We continue to work hard with landlords and tenants to sustain tenancies wherever possible. In the vast majority of cases this is happening.

“It is vital however that swift action can be taken against those tenants committing anti-social behaviour or domestic violence.  We are calling also for priority to be given to cases where possession orders were granted prior to lockdown or where rent arrears have nothing to do with the COVID pandemic.”



Comments

Able Services

14:18 PM, 2nd July 2020
About a month ago

I am very glad to hear this, I have been hoping that they would not extend it again. I am going through a eviction now with a tenant who has been sub-letting since he moved into the property. He always made excuses for me not to do a full inspection, also saying the visitors were his father in laws friends who came to visit. I feel so much happier now and can move on.

CPM

16:57 PM, 2nd July 2020
About a month ago

SO what is a legitimate reason for regaining the property after section 21 is removed? , hopefully this will include, the landlord wanting to sell the property as he's sick and tired of the anti Property Conservative Party treatment of landlord's, not far short of what Corbyn would have done in my opinion!

WP

10:00 AM, 3rd July 2020
About a month ago

I was under the impression you couldn't sell a property unless you once used it yourself and intend (or spouse) to move back in?

I have a desperate situation that despite a court case, it has been so protracted and the damage will be so severe due to the nightmare tenant still in situ I want to put up for sale now. What can I do?

Luke P

11:28 AM, 3rd July 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by WP at 03/07/2020 - 10:00
Serve three months notice.

WP

14:53 PM, 3rd July 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 03/07/2020 - 11:28
tenant already has a S21 - issued before lockdown...still waiting for progress....

Luke P

15:36 PM, 3rd July 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by WP at 03/07/2020 - 14:53
Be poised with accelerated possession application for 23rd August.

zhorik

7:46 AM, 4th July 2020
About a month ago

will thiss mean first come first served. i have an eviction order that was in place weeks before lockdown and am awaiting a bailiff order. will i have to wait for all those others in front as they pick and choose cases.it already took 2 years to get eviction order because Judges do not know the law.

Luke P

8:06 AM, 4th July 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by zhorik at 04/07/2020 - 07:46
I read somewhere about prioritising ‘urgent’ cases (probably Council/social) and pre-lockdown issues.

Morag

8:30 AM, 4th July 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by CPM at 02/07/2020 - 16:57In Scotland, selling is one of the mandatory grounds, though of course you have to be able to evidence it, by a Home Report , advert, or solicitor's instruction (assuming the tenant resists, which to be fair, most don't: only the rogues). Also, if it's not sold by three months, I think you need to be prepared to offer the ex tenant first dibs, presumably at a reasonable market price. Don't think that will apply to many. On the whole, the Scottish system covers most of the reasons you would want to evict someone, as we all know that Section 21/33 was never used for "no reason". They have also been amenable to adding further reasons that weren't included in the first legislation, such as abandonment. A close family member moving back in is another mandatory reason, ie parent, spouse or child, not cousins or aunts. I think they must live there for at least three months.

Amrit Gill

11:06 AM, 4th July 2020
About a month ago

Hi all, I have a property where the tenant has not paid rent sine Feb 2019, there has been a lot of back and fourth in court but a day before the ban I gained the High court writ, the bailiffs are not executing it but not clarify if this is due to the ban. Any advise on this will be appreciated if I can in fact execute the writ immediately or not
Thanks

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