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Shock abolition of Section 21 Notices

Shabnam Shekarian

Posted by Shabnam Shekarian | Trainee
On 15th April 2019

The Government has announced its plans to abolish the Section 21 eviction process otherwise known as the ‘no fault eviction’. This poses the obvious question of whether in fact, Housing law is moving towards a more tenant friendly approach and whether this will be the potential solution for the leading cause of homelessness in England.

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What amounts to harassment by a landlord?

Adem Esen

Posted by Adem Esen | Solicitor
On 22nd February 2019

Harassment by a landlord may take various forms – it may involve a landlord interfering with a tenant/occupiers use of the property or engaging in intimidating or violent behaviour. Harassment may often lead to, or occur along with illegal eviction.

A tenant’s right against a landlord engaging in harassing behaviour will depend partly on the nature of the tenancy or licence held at the property. The following gives an overview of common forms of harassment.

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B&B Accommodation, Skirting the ‘6 Week Rule’

Jayesh Kunwardia

Posted by Jayesh Kunwardia | Partner
On 5th December 2018

Many local authorities, especially within London, fall foul of the 6-week bed and breakfast (‘B&B’) rule. As per the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) Order 2003 accommodation has either a shared toilet, shared personal washing facilities, or shared cooking facilities it will be considered to be a B&B. It is unlawful for councils to accommodate families (including single pregnant women) in temporary accommodation that is a privately-owned B&B for more than 6 weeks.

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Can I stop an eviction going ahead?

Sioned Wyn Roberts

Posted by Sioned Wyn Roberts | Solicitor
On 21st November 2018

If your landlord wishes to evict you from your home, they must first serve you with a notice that usually sets out the reason for doing so. On expiry of that notice, they must then apply to Court for a Possession Order. Usually the Possession Order takes effect within 14-28 days, meaning that if you have not left the property by the date ordered, your landlord can apply for a bailiff warrant to evict you.

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