Legal Update: No Fault Divorce – the end of the blame game.

Legal Update: No Fault Divorce – the end of the blame game.

The Government have confirmed that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (“the Act”) will come into force on 6 April 2022.  As explained in our previous blog titled ‘No Fault Divorce’, https://www.prince-evans.co.uk/2021/03/24/no-fault-divorce-2-2/, the Act will allow married couples to divorce without the need to assign blame. It was originally suggested that the Act would come

LEASE EXTENSIONS: GOVERNMENT  LEASEHOLD REFORMS RAISE HOPES BUT FAIL TO PROVIDE DETAILS

LEASE EXTENSIONS: GOVERNMENT LEASEHOLD REFORMS RAISE HOPES BUT FAIL TO PROVIDE DETAILS

On 17 January 2021 the Government released a Press Release advising that they would be introducing reforms to make it easier and cheaper for Leaseholders to buy their own home which includes leaseholders extending their lease and acting collectively with other leaseholders to purchase the freehold of the property their flats were situated in . 

‘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