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COVID19 – possession update

By David Asker Residential evictions The Government is introducing emergency legislation to prevent landlords from starting eviction proceedings against tenants for a period of at least three months. Here is the press notice. This is to protect renters in both social and private accommodation in these challenging times. It will allow those with financial difficulties […]

COVID19 – possession update

By David Asker Residential evictions As you may be aware, the Government is introducing emergency legislation to prevent landlords from starting eviction proceedings against tenants for a period of at least three months. This is to protect renters in both social and private accommodation in these challenging times. It will allow those with financial difficulties […]

Complete ban on eviction and protection for renters announced

By David Asker The Government has announced a package of support to renters, this support includes: Protection from eviction for renters Emergency legislation will be rushed through to suspend evictions from both social housing and privately rented accommodation. There will be no further residential possession proceedings through applications to the court. This will, of course, […]

Illegal raves

By David Asker Unlicensed underground raves are on the increase, there is a thriving community of people engaged and ready to party in any empty commercial space. Social networks and communication The rise in raves coincides with more and more ways to communicate securely, with Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all being ways to engage with […]

Taking control of goods and the sale process

By David Asker Valuation The valuation process means that the enforcement agent is required to obtain a valuation, the debtor is also given an opportunity to obtain an independent valuation if they so wish. The valuation is given in writing by the enforcement agent and this is shared with the debtor and any co-owner. Enforcement […]

Highest landlord possession claims in Haringey

By David Asker The mortgage and landlord possession statistics for England and Wales covering the period October 2019 to December 2019 were published on 13th February. Mortgage orders for possession have increased by 24% with 4,495 repossessions by bailiffs during the period October 2019 to December 2019. Orders for mortgage possession claims have increased annually […]

Webinar Q&A – Employment tribunal awards and ACAS settlements

By David Asker Is there a minimum award value to use High Court enforcement? There is no minimum award value to instruct for an employment tribunal award. What is the difference between an employment tribunal claim and an Acas settlement? Before proceeding with a tribunal claim through the courts, you must have contacted Acas for […]

Administration and the effect on enforcement

By Jeremy Frost Introduction I have always found it best to consider the law as it relates to Insolvency as being continually in flux. The certainties of life that we all crave just cannot exist long-term in an area of the law where so much pain can be metered out! Administration, as a process, joined […]

Webinar Q&A – Rapid eviction of tenants from a residential property part 2

By David Asker Following on from the webinar we held on the 20th November 2019, we have compiled some further questions that were asked by attendees. The webinar was presented by Matt Carter here at The Sheriffs Office and Yezdan Isset from Bolt Burdon solicitors. Is having an EPC mandatory? An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) […]

HMRC cracking down on overseas landlords

By David Asker UK expats often rent out their primary residence when they relocate overseas. It is also the case that some individuals relocate for the primary purpose of limiting their UK tax bill. HMRC is undertaking a sustained campaign to ensure that overseas landlords are paying the tax they owe in full. Powerful investigation […]

Receiverships

Introduction Writing an article on receiverships for a business audience is not easy. Most in business will have come across a “Receiver” of one form or other, probably put the file on the “too difficult – write off pile” and moved on. For most situations this is not a bad decision but knowing a bit […]