‘No new possession claims (for at least 3 months)’

“The Government has just announced emergency legislation to do the following: Stop any new possession claims (social and private tenancies) being issued at court for the next three months (at least); Introduce a new pre-action protocol for possession claims, to apply after the three months (or whenever) which will apply to private as well as social tenancies to strengthen its remit and to ‘support the necessary engagement between landlords and tenants to resolve disputes and landlords will have to reach out to tenants to understand the financial position they are in’ …” (more)

[Giles Peaker, Nearly Legal: Housing Law News and Comment, 18 March]

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