Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 05/08/2020

Reactivating possession proceedings: Template forms

Courts will begin to hear possession cases again from the 24th August, following a five month ban on evictions.

The strict procedures landlords must now follow when bringing forward possession cases were laid out by the Government recently, detailing what landlords need to do under new Civil Procedure Rules.

In preparation for the courts reopening in the next few weeks, a new Practice Direction (55C) comes into force from 23 August 2020, covering both the possession cases that could not continue during this time and new possession claims started on or after 3 August 2020.

The NRLA has produced template notices exclusive for members to download, depending on their situation, which you can read more about below. 

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