Accelerated Possession Procedure For many years the accelerated possession procedure has been a preferred method used by landlords to recover possession of properties let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“ASTs”). The Deregulation Act 2015 The Deregulation Act 2015 (the Act) and the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 (as amended) (The AST […]
‘How to rent: the checklist for renting in England’ – Updated Version Further to our guidance on the new provisions that came into force in October 2015 regarding Section 21 notices (please see our guideance here) there has been a further update to the requirement for landlords to provide the ‘How To Rent’ booklet. As […]
Following the Court of Appeal decision in Cardiff County Council v Lee it was made clear that landlords who are considering applying for a warrant following a Defendant/tenant’s breach of a Suspended Possession Order (“SPO”) should first ensure that they obtain permission from the Court to apply for a warrant.
Immigration Act 2016 : New NOSP and New Mandatory Ground for Possession The Immigration Act 2016 amends parts of the Immigration Act 2014 with an aim to clamping down on persons residing in the UK illegally. This note explains the key changes regarding a landlord’s liability under Sections 39 – 42 Immigration Act 2016 which […]
Birmingham v Stephenson  EWCA Civ 1029 The above case was reported last week and concluded: Disabled defendant’s should be given a realistic opportunity to defend Once there was a potential Equality Act defence, the burden of proving that the discrimination was proportionate shifted to the landlord “the burden was on the council to show that […]
Suspended Possession Order – SPO If you are about to enforce a Suspended Possession Order (“SPO”) it is vital that you are aware that you are now required to obtain permission to enforce before applying for a warrant. Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers) (2016) In the recent decision in Cardiff County Council v Lee […]