Insights and Opinions James Wood 26/11/2020

Bailiff crisis hit repossessions

Pre-Covid signs were promising. Possession action was falling with figures from the first quarter of this year the lowest in 20 years.

However even before the pandemic saw courts close for six months, there was a backlog of cases, as they were operating at full capacity.

With increasing numbers of landlords having to use bailiffs to enforce judgements, already lengthy wait times are set to increase further, an issue compounded by problems recruiting bailiffs.

As part of the NRLA’s deep insight series, senior policy officer James Wood looks at theses waiting times - which vary substantially across the country  - and examines what the Government can do to address the issue.

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More information

The NRLA has put together a series of Golden Rules to help landlords and tenanst resolve any issues they may have before going to court. These can be read online here.

If you do need to regain possession of your property the NRLA runs a Gaining Possession course. This can be taken via our eLearning system or in a virtual classroom environment. For more information click here.