First trial date December 2021!

by Paul Shamplina

7:53 AM, 22nd September 2020
About a month ago

First trial date December 2021!

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First trial date December 2021!

Finally, the courts officially reopened, after six months of suspension. Some cases on possession matters will be prioritised including: Anti-Social Behaviour, Domestic Violence and Rent Arrears totalling over a year.

We suspect there are about 55-60k possession cases in the court system now, with 30k of them being Social Tenancies.

We have now received this notification below of a trial date from Edmonton County Court at the end of last week set down for trial in December 2021, yes that’s in 15 months time.

Our landlord has possession, but pursuing the Guarantor for the arrears debt, the Guarantor is defending the case.

Let’s wait and see how the backlogs are dealt with. I believe the delays will be something that has never been seen before. I hope I’m wrong for many a landlords’ sake.

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WP

9:27 AM, 22nd September 2020
About a month ago

farcical. But at least he got possession! I'd be happy with that right now.

Luke P

14:30 PM, 22nd September 2020
About a month ago

I wonder if there is anything to stop the Courts simply putting all the social housing cases ahead of those of private LLs? Especially as those that fall into the defined priority list will be less than a single digit percentage. Who takes a tenant to Court for domestic violence? It's rarely something a LL gets to know about, even less involved with and ASB is both far too much bother and something you cannot be sure the witness will turn up for (particularly as they are immediate neighbours fearful of repercussions if the Judge decides not to evict)...it was just a faux giving exercise, without actually making any material difference. Exactly the same as the illusion of somehow helping LLs by reducing the notice period on six months arrears to four weeks...all well and good, but the Courts won't prioritise a case of arrears until it's at least TWELVE months, so the 'shorter' notice period is immaterial.

Robert Mellors

8:54 AM, 23rd September 2020
About a month ago

This is for a defended debt hearing. What hearing dates are you getting for s21 and s8 Possession cases via Possession Claims Online (PCOL)?

David

10:59 AM, 23rd September 2020
About a month ago

One thing that strikes me is the number of actual eviction cases, regardless of a percentage of total lets, which seems to confirm how many bad tenants there are , even when given substantial help from the taxpayer. I somehow doubt there is anywhere near that number of landlords being taken to court for whatever minor infringement. On what grounds is the guarantor challenging his agreement to pay arrears.

Jon Elkins

14:56 PM, 23rd September 2020
About a month ago

I have a possession order, went Into court today to pay for bailiff, to be told, there not starting and eviction till 1st Oct and this will probably be extended. So as a private landlord I've not been paid for almost 2 years, what about our justice..??

Luke P

17:42 PM, 23rd September 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Jon Elkins at 23/09/2020 - 14:56
So just a ten-week window until the month-long ‘winter truce’ then. They really are (purposely) stringing it out!

Art Dobson

17:48 PM, 23rd September 2020
About a month ago

Why exactly am I a landlord still 😢

Mike T

19:37 PM, 23rd September 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 23/09/2020 - 08:54
Can the PCOL be used for section 21 cases ?

Mick Roberts

16:22 PM, 27th September 2020
About a month ago

60,000 possession cases. Wow.
Dec 2021? AAAAHHhhhhh shocking.


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