Tagged: eviction

50% increase in evictions over past 4 years

50% increase in evictions over past 4 years

According to figures published by the Ministry of Justice in August 2015, 0ver 43,000 households in rented housing in England and Wales were evicted by county court bailiffs in the 12 months to June, representing...




Transfer more evictions to High Court says Landlord Action

Transfer more evictions to High Court says Landlord Action

Highlighting delays in obtaining a County Court bailiff appointment once a possession order has been granted, Landlord Action is campaigning to enable more eviction cases to be transferred up to the High Court. The...




Threat of jail for housing illegal immigrants

Threat of jail for housing illegal immigrants

The government has announced a series of measures to tackle illegal immigration. They will be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill that will require landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants. Landlords...




Record number of tenant evictions

Record number of tenant evictions

In the first quarter of the year tenant evictions reached a record high of 11,307 according to government figures. The report from the Ministry of Justice however showed that the majority of these evictions...




Deadline for landlords to register deposits

Deadline for landlords to register deposits

The UK Government is currently running a 90 day amnesty for landlords who have yet to put their tenants’ deposits into an official scheme. It is thought that up to a third of landlords...




Agents warned over change in evictions law

Agents warned over change in evictions law

The new deregulation act will have major impacts on landlords, agents and tenants. From October tenants will be able to protect themselves from eviction by making a complaint about a property’s state of repair....




Private renting reforms proposed by Scottish government

Private renting reforms proposed by Scottish government

Under proposals recently announced by the Scottish government private tenancy laws will be reformed to protect renters from short-notice evictions. The consultation process will include a review of the controversial ‘no-fault’ repossession clause. This...




Landlords disappointed at vote on revenge evictions

Landlords disappointed at vote on revenge evictions

Amendments aimed at combatting so-called retaliatory evictions have been passed in the House of Lords’ meaning they are almost certain to become law in the spring. The news has been met with consternation by...