By Karl Anders

Following a recent cautionary case for residential landlords, Walker Morris partner and specialist Housing Management and Litigation solicitor Karl Anders explains why possession claims should be handled by properly qualified legal professionals.

Market context

There has been a proliferation, in recent years, of unregulated ‘eviction specialist’ businesses. These businesses seek to help landlords with the conduct of the eviction process through the County Court and in return charge fees that are usually comparable to specialist solicitors’ firms.

The recent case of Kassam v Gill represents a salutary warning for landlords that instructing a non-regulated entity could be a false economy and could also entail significant risks.