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Landlord & Tenant

Our specialist landlord agents and qualified solicitors will make the whole process smooth and painless, handling everything from issuing claims and serving notices to court appearances and enforcing evictions in Landlord Tenant.

We’ll put you back in control of your property—at a fixed, transparent cost.

  • Possession Notices Landlord Tenant
    • Preparation and service of a Section 8 or Section 21 notice
    • Deal with any queries from tenants
    • Preparation and service of Notices to Quit
  • Court Proceedingss Landlord Tenant
    • Prepare and issue Court proceedings
    • File relevant documentation at court
    • Dealing with Defences
  • Court Hearings
    • Attendance and representation at court hearing
    • Country-wide availability
    • Full written report of Court hearing
  • Evictions
    • Apply to the Court for a warrant for eviction
    • Liaise with the Court office and bailiffs
    • Advise landlords on eviction process and procedure

UPDATES

Landlords’ gas safety certificates, and possession proceedings under COVID-19

What this means is that a landlord will no longer be permanently barred from serving a valid s.21 Notice to obtain possession – a valid notice could be served provided a certificate was provided prior to service of the notice.

As the Possession matters continue to evolve considers we set out the repercussions of the recent decision inTrecarrell House Limited v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760
No doubt the Court of Appeal’s decision, will be welcomed by landlords.
Firstly, the new decision overturns the previous decision of HHJ Luba QC in Caridon Property Limited v Shooltz (2 February 2018) which was a draconian decision.
Secondly, and notably in the current situation, the Court of Appeal’s decision indicates that it does not consider that the provisions of Practice Direction 51Z prevents it from handing down judgments in possession appeals. Furthermore, the stay on possession proceedings imposed by PD 51Z (which from 25 June will take effect through CPR r.55.29) has not prevented possession-related questions arising before the courts. In addition to that in Copeland v Bank of Scotland [2020] EWHC 1441 (QB), Mr Justice Freedman lifted the stay imposed by PD 51Z for the limited purpose of delivering a reserved judgment.
However, the extension of the stay on possession proceedings, which will remain in force until 23 August 2020.

Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.

These Regulations mean that:

  • The electrical wiring, sockets, consumer units (fuse boxes) and other fixed electrical parts in rented homes must be inspected and tested every 5 years, or more often than this if the inspector thinks that is necessary.
  • Throughout the whole time a tenant is living at the property, national electrical safety standards must be met
  • Your landlord must give you a report that shows the condition of the property’s electrical installations. They also have to give this to the local council if they ask for it.

If you sign a new tenancy agreement on or after 1 July 2020 the Regulations will apply to your rented home straight away.

If you signed your tenancy agreement before 1 July 2020 the Regulations will apply for you from 1 April 2021.