"It's more important now than ever to make sure you get professional advice about the serving of a notice," says Tim Frome, discussing the most recent changes to the possession process as a result of Covid-19.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 April 2021, as restrictions increase throughout the UK.
Activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property have been made exceptions to the "stay at home" guidance under lockdown legislation.
The justice secretary wrote to bailiffs’ trade associations requesting that they do not carry out evictions in areas under Tier 2 and Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions.
A legal expert for ARLA Propertymark answers letting agents' questions on kickstarting the possession process for stayed cases, how long it could take for cases to be heard, accelerated procedures, notice periods for arrears, and more.
Robert Bolwell, Senior Partner at Dutton Gregory, which manages the ARLA Propertymark Legal Helpline, said letting agents and landlords should consider serving a second Section 8 notice if rental arrears accrue to more than six months of missed payments.
New measures to support workers and businesses impacted by Covid-19 over winter include the Job Support Scheme, extensions to loan and grant schemes, and tax payment deferrals.
Landlord Action's Paul Shamplina joined Goodlord's Oli Sherlock in a webinar, Everything you need to know about the pre-action protocol, to discuss the latest developments in eviction proceedings, including the serving of notices, reactivation notices, and the wider effects of the changes over the past six months.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the student lettings market, disrupting its usually reliable seasonal peaks and troughs for agents throughout the country.
Peter Lightfoot, Director of Elevation Lettings, winners of the Best Small Lettings Agent in the UK 2020, writes about the positive developments that his business has seen come out of a difficult period.