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

Stay on possession proceedings

Stay on possession proceedings

The Government announced late on Friday 21st August that the stay on almost all aspects of residential possession proceedings would be extended to 20th September. This has been put into effect by amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules by substituting the previous reference to  22nd or 23rd August as appropriate to the 19th or 20th September. In effect all stages of

Reactivation of possession claims on the expiry of the stay

Reactivation of possession claims on the expiry of the stay

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 amend the Civil Procedure Rules to add a new Practice Direction.  Practice Direction 55C will come into force on 23 August 2020.  Practice Direction 55C details what measures will be implemented when the stay of possession proceedings expires on 23 August 2020.  This Practice Direction will

Covid-19 and Commercial Property Rent Arrears: A landlord and tenant update

Prince Evans Solicitors invites you to a free live webinar addressing the impact the current pandemic has had on the payment of rent due under a commercial lease and will be of interest to commercial landlords and tenants alike. Harris Charalambous, Partner and Head ofCommercial and Property Dispute Resolution,will outline some of the measures introducedby

CORONAVIRUS: HOUSING MARKET OPEN FOR BUSINESS

CORONAVIRUS: HOUSING MARKET OPEN FOR BUSINESS

In welcome news for the housing industry and prospective buyers and sellers the Government have confirmed the housing market can re-commence and have today published updated guidance. Background Since lockdown was announced the housing market almost ceased overnight (with a few exceptions) as viewings could not take place, surveyors could not visit properties resulting in