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Landlords and politicians demand overhaul of flawed welfare reform policy

08 February, 20170 Comments
Landlords and politicians are demanding an overhaul of the UK’s welfare system, claiming that thousands of benefit claimants are facing rent arrears, debt and eviction as a direct result of policy design flaws within the Universal Credit model. The Government’s ‘flagship welfare reform’ sees six benefit payouts combined into one monthly payment, replacing some of the
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Eviction of trespassers – hazards and health and safety

23 January, 20170 Comments
We recently covered the use of the High Court writ of possession to remove trespassers (“persons unknown”). In this article, we look at the actual eviction – the preparation and the execution of the writ. Trespassers may include squatters on commercial property or land (squatting in residential property was made a criminal offence in September 2012), travellers
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Tenant eviction eBook

04 January, 20170 Comments
Following on from our recent residential tenant eviction webinar, we have developed a complimentary eBook, covering the up-to-date procedures and forms, for property solicitors, landlords and agents. Download your free copy: http://bit.ly/2fi6ecn We also had several questions from webinar participants and bring you the answers to these below in Q&A part one and Q&A part two.
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20% of landlords failing to renew RGI policies in the last quarter

04 January, 20170 Comments
With people twice as likely to break up between Christmas and Valentine’s Day compared to any other time of year, where legal advisers and psychologists have dubbed January ‘Divorce Month’, we are worried to learn how many landlords are not renewing their rent guarantee insurance policies after the first year. Startling statistics released by our insurance partners RentSafeUK
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Stop the mass UK tenant evictions and forced rent increases caused by Section 24 PETITION

16 December, 20160 Comments
A new petition on Change.org was started this week to encourage tenants to speak out about section 24. Please sign and share it: CLICK TO SIGN. Got something to say? Please click here to get involved in the live discussion now! Related topics: Landlords and tenants benefit from a new type of tenant reference: The ‘Referencing Passport’
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Writs of possession to evict persons unknown

28 November, 20160 Comments
A High Court writ of possession instructs the High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) to remove the persons from the land or property in question. A writ of possession may be against trespassers on land or in commercial property – squatters, activists or travellers for example – or tenants in residential or commercial property. This article
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Eviction of residential tenants Q&A – Part two

21 November, 20160 Comments
Our thanks to all those who attended our webinar in October. We had several questions from participants and bring you the second round of answers to these in part two of our Q&A. You can find part one here. If you have any other questions about evicting tenants under section 42 (s42) of the County
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Eviction of residential tenants Q&A – Part one

15 November, 20160 Comments
Our thanks to all those who attended our webinar in October. We had several questions from participants and bring you the answers to these below. If you have any other questions about evicting tenants under section 42 (s42) of the County Courts Act 1984, please do get in touch with us via email or give us a
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A faster tenant eviction option for private landlords

05 October, 20160 Comments
Private landlords may be justified in feeling pressured from all sides – losing buy-to-let mortgage tax relief, the additional 3% stamp duty, licensing fees being introduced by many local authorities, not to mention the lengthy delays surrounding the eviction of tenants. The principal reason why tenants are evicted is non-payment of rent, yet another financial
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