This article is further to our previous e-briefing (published on 22 July 2020) where we informed you that there are new temporary measures (a new Practice Direction PD55c) that have been brought into deal with possession claims, following the stay being lifted on possession claims on 22 August 2020.
Our experienced team of housing litigation solicitors can provide advice and support on all housing litigation services, including anti-social behaviour advice, gas safety litigation, possession proceedings, advice and disrepair litigation.
Our team of housing litigation solicitors have extensive experience and knowledge of working with housing associations, charities, local authorities and arms-length management organisations.
We advise landlords throughout England and Wales on anti-social behaviour injunctions and possession claims, from initial advice on whether they have a case, to supporting landlords to draft witness statements, through to representation in court through to trial. We understand that anti-social behaviour disputes need to be resolved quickly and efficiently and work in partnership to deliver that. We are experienced in dealing with the mandatory grounds, Equality Act and Human Right Act defences as well as complex mental health or hoarding cases.
We also support landlords in defending disrepair claims and developing strategies to safeguard themselves against future claims through review of policies and training. We also assist in responding to Homes and Communities Agency investigations into potential areas of risk of serious detriment arising.
We support landlords where they are unable to gain access to undertake annual gas safety check or other necessary works from sending warning letters to applying for access injunctions against tenants and leaseholders.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we understand that the process of evicting tenants can be complicated and can involve complex situations. We can provide advice and support on all aspects of possession proceedings, including:
- Illegal subletting.
- Tenancy fraud.
- Right to buy fraud.
- Removal of occupiers after the tenant has died.
- All other available grounds
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A podcast from Alex Loxton and Sumi Begum from our housing litigation team, discussing injunction applications and the courts approach in light of COVID-19 and the ban on possession proceedings.
We finally have some detail about what will happen after the end of the possession stay/evictions ban on 23 August 2020.
A podcast from Helen Tucker and Bex Sembuuze from our housing litigation team to help social landlords get to grips with what's happening with possession cases during the evictions ban/possession stay
The Government has confirmed that the eviction ban/possession stay will definitely end on the 23 August 2020.
The impact of Covid-19 continues as the stay on possession claims is extended.
The Court of Appeal has delivered its verdict on a High Court decision that the Right to Rent scheme was discriminatory and in breach of the ECHR.
On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, a court rule known as a Practice Direction 51Z (or PD51Z) was made on 26 March 2020 and came into force on the following day.
From 6 April 2020, the practice direction that governs statements of truth for witness statements and statements of case is changing.
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