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

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

Fantasy Premier League: Congratulations to the winners!

Fantasy Premier League: Congratulations to the winners!

We would like to announce and congratulate the winners of our Fantasy Football Premier League. Below is a list of the overall winners & the manager of the month winners. Details of the Prince Evans’ Fantasy Football League 2020/2021 will follow shortly. Overall Winners FIRST: Ryan McGillickSECOND: Cal GregoryTHIRD: Steve King Manager of the Month WinnersAugust: John KnightSeptember: Ed MerchantOctober: Tim

Government proposes to make the video-witnessing of Wills legal during Coronavirus pandemic

Government proposes to make the video-witnessing of Wills legal during Coronavirus pandemic

The Government has announced its plan to introduce new legislation in September 2020 to allow Wills to be witnessed virtually in England and Wales.  It is proposed that this temporary legislation will apply retrospectively to Wills that have been signed, dated and video-witnessed since 31 January 2020, being the date of the first Covid-19 case

CORONAVIRUS: ATTENDING PRINCE EVANS’ OFFICE FOR (NECESSARY) CLIENT MEETINGS – UPDATE REGARDING FACE COVERINGS

CORONAVIRUS: ATTENDING PRINCE EVANS’ OFFICE FOR (NECESSARY) CLIENT MEETINGS – UPDATE REGARDING FACE COVERINGS

As previously mentioned, our Front of House and ground floor meeting rooms are open for pre-booked appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 11am and 3pm. These appointments are only when face to face meetings are a necessity otherwise all ‘meetings’ will continue to take place by telephone or video conferencing Our

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