Category Housing

Claims against trespassers – make sure you DON’T know your defendant

On 20 April 2020, the updated version of CPR Practice Direction 51Z (Stay of Possession Proceedings, Coronavirus) came into force (link: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part51/practice-direction-51z-stay-of-possession-proceedings,-coronavirus). This imposes a blanket 90-day stay on all Part 55 possession claims, but sets out some very limited exceptions.  Jonathan Wright considers the practical implications. POSSESSION CLAIMS AGAINST TRESPASSERS It is still possible […]

HOUSING LAW AND CORONAVIRUS: USEFUL LINKS

There has been much concern about the position of tenants in the coronavirus crisis.  This is encapsulated by the story of one NHS worker who was “evicted” because his landlord feared that he would, at some time, catch COVID-19.  Here we provide some useful links to housing law at this time.   USEFUL LINKS The […]

HOUSING: COMPLETE BAN ON EVICTIONS – THE PRESS RELEASE

Yesterday the government issued a press release  “Complete ban on evictions and additional protection for renters” We will put details of the legislation on this blog as soon as it is published. THE PRESS RELEASE Emergency legislation to suspend new evictions from social or private rented accommodation while this national emergency is taking place No […]