Understanding the possession action process – Guide updated 1st Oct 2021

Understanding the possession action process – Guide updated 1st Oct 2021

10:43 AM, 4th October 2021, About 2 months ago 3

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Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has updated its guide to Understanding the possession action process for private landlords in England and Wales: Click Here

This guide will help you to understand what rights and responsibilities you have as a landlord when you need to use the courts to take possession of your property.

This guidance is to help private landlords to understand their rights and responsibilities when they need to take possession of their property through the county court by explaining how the possession action process works. It will also help social landlords understand the new arrangements which will be in place when the stay on possessions ends.

It will assist tenants who have been served with a notice requiring or seeking possession and provides detailed information about each stage of the possession action process where the landlord makes a possession claim to the county court.

The guides also contain advice to help tenants and private landlords to resolve common disputes in tenancies, such as rent arrears and anti-social behaviour, without the matter needing to go to court.

New updated Assured tenancy forms as of 1st October: Forms for landlords and/or tenants to propose action relating to tenancy agreements. Click Here

There are a number of matters on which landlords or tenants must follow certain rules laid down in the regulations. In some cases it may be necessary for them to complete a form, called a ‘prescribed form’, that proposes an action that may affect the other party to the tenancy agreement. The 9 available prescribed forms can be downloaded.



Comments

by Luke P

13:11 PM, 4th October 2021, About 2 months ago

Brilliant...I see plenty of money and time has been spent (wasted) on changing the MHCLG or Ministry for Housing Communities & Local Government (formerly the DCLG or Department for Communities & Local Government) to the new, sexier DLUHC or Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.

I wish the entire Government would just get in the bin!

by LaLo

20:51 PM, 4th October 2021, About 2 months ago

And then nail the lid on!

by Mick Roberts

8:47 AM, 9th October 2021, About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 04/10/2021 - 13:11
Their Leveling up is certainly not Leveling up. They think it is for the tenants, but as we know, all they do is make it worse for them, as another rule/reg/law bought in against the Landlord means more of us sell some more houses. And next year less choice for the tenants.
Which means they pay more rent. And the Govt go Ooh we not having that, we bringing another rule in-And so it continues.


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