‘No Fault Divorce’

‘No Fault Divorce’

There is no such thing as a ‘no fault’ divorce, where both parties can agree to end their marriage without the need to assign blame. At present the only ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.  In order to prove this a petitioner must satisfy to the court one or more

GOVERNMENT EXTENDS STAY

GOVERNMENT EXTENDS STAY

ON BAILIFF’S EVICTIONS UNTIL 31 MARCH 2021 The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, has announced that the Stay on Bailiff’s Possession Warrants which had been set to end on 21 February 2021 will now be extended until at least 31 March 2021.  He said the move was to ensure renters remain protected “during this difficult time”

Update on the Government’s “Winter truce” when bailiff’s appointments will not take place.

Update on the Government’s “Winter truce” when bailiff’s appointments will not take place.

In our previous blog of 17th September 2020 we advised  that the Government intended to exercise a “winter truce” so that renters were not evicted over the winter period. The Government did not immediately provide details of the relevant dates. The Ministry of Justice has now advised that guidance will be issued to bailiffs instructing that they

Commercial tenants protected from eviction until the end of 2020

Commercial tenants protected from eviction until the end of 2020

In its press release on 16 September 2020, the government has confirmed the extension of its support to businesses by continuing the suspension of action to forfeit commercial leases and evict commercial tenants to the end of this year. The government’s support is aimed at businesses that have been hardest hit by Covid-19 and where

Residential possession proceedings; No evictions over Christmas and Notice periods change.

Residential possession proceedings; No evictions over Christmas and Notice periods change.

Housing Secretary Robert Jennick announced on 11th September 2020 that there will be a “truce” on enforcement action for tenants facing eviction in England and Wales over the Christmas period.  He has also said evictions will not be enforced in areas subject to local lockdowns.  Bailiffs will be told that they should not enforce Possession