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Evictions Halted - again!

It has been announced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government that the ban in relation to bailiff evictions is to be extended until the 31 March 2021. Those that have been following these blogs and the news will be aware that the ban was due to expire on the 21 February 2021.

There are certain exceptions to the ban and if in doubt as to whether or not your possession claim falls into one of those categories it is worth seeking legal advice to check on your position.

If your case does not fall into one of the exceptions it is still possible to file with the Court your request for a Warrant of Possession of Land. These applications are likely to join a long list to be executed once the actual ban has been lifted. If your case happens to fall into one of the exceptions your Warrant for Possession should be issued and listed for execution.

It is unknown at this stage as to how many requests will have been filed with the Court, pending the ban being lifted. What is clear is that there is likely to be a significant backlog and it will take some time for the County Court Bailiffs to execute those warrants.

Chattertons Housing Team continue to monitor the developments in this area of law.

Chattertons Solicitors have a specialist Housing Team who can be contacted via:-

Key contacts:

Nigel Bescoby
Chartered Legal Executive
01522 781474
nigel.bescoby@chattertons.com

Annette Wood
Solicitor
01522 781476
annette.wood@chattertons.com

Andrew Morley
Chartered Legal Executive
01522 551154       
andrew.morley@chattertons.com

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. It is not intended to be specific legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. Chattertons are not responsible or liable for any action or not taken as a result of this blog.