THE COUNTRY STARTS TO UNLOCK - HOUSING LAW CHANGES
- AuthorNigel Bescoby
Those that have followed my blogs on Housing Law throughout the pandemic should be aware that there are changes on the way as to how Housing law works in practice as the Country starts to unlock.
It would appear from the latest Government announcement that the halt to Bailiff Evictions will come to an end on the 31 May 2021. Due to notice periods Bailiff Evictions are therefore likely to resume from the middle of June 2021. Landlords will need to be patient however as there will be a certain backlog to work through. Bailiffs have also been instructed not to enforce a warrant if people living within the property are self-isolating or suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.
Notices periods will also change from the 1 June 2021. As it presently stands 6 months' notice is normally required subject to exceptions, but this time frame will reduce to 4 months. There are again certain exceptions and Landlords are encouraged to seek legal advice before any Notices are served.
New Notice Seeking Possession forms will be introduced and the above is likely to change again later this year – watch out for further updates.
This blog is written to raise awareness of the issues. While every effort has been made to ensure it is accurate at the time of publication it may not be updated even if the law changes.