This week we would like to focus on residential landlords and tenants. Both landlords and tenants have faced huge difficulties as a result of the pandemic.
The Government’s temporary ban on evictions has been extended to 31 May 2021.
With the current lockdown (that commenced on 5 January), the Government has extended the protection of tenants against eviction by requiring landlords to give 6 months’ notice.
There will also be no evictions by bailiffs during the national lockdown (except in for the most serious circumstances such as an existing eviction order relating to anti-social behaviour, illegal occupation and perpetrators of domestic abuse).
The NRLA (National Residential Landlords Association) are now lobbying for the Government to make this situation better for everyone, by providing funding for renters and justice for landlords.
Knowing how to end a tenancy is essential for any landlord. Despite less than 1% of tenancies ending via court action, the process can be difficult and frustrating with many landlords waiting for months for possession even when everything has been done correctly.
As most landlords only seek possession where the tenant is breaching their contract, getting the possession process wrong can be extremely costly as the process must be restarted from the beginning.
At Tyto Law we understand the challenges of the landlord and tenant relationship and have acted on both sides of disputes.
Please get in touch with us if you need any advice on this matter.