Emergency legislation brought in to protect tenants during the coronavirus pandemic has introduced additional temporary steps that landlords must take before raising an action for repossession due to rent arrears.
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Latest articles from Andrew Upton
At a time when we are all being encouraged to stay at home, go outside only when necessary and take care not to touch things (at least not without copious amounts of disinfectant and the ever popular alcohol hand gel), those reports have concluded that the law favours the access taker over the farmer. But is that really true?
The people of the UK are (rightly) being told to stay home and keep away from others. The trouble is that, by staying home, many are forced into closer proximity to those whom they would ordinarily spend most of their day away from… their neighbours.
The situation with the Courts has, like most other businesses in recent times, been changing on a daily (if not hourly) basis. The primary measure now applying across all courts is that only essential and urgent business should be allowed to continue. This a summary of each court's practice during the lockdown, and what it means for your case.
A recent court decision has given simple procedure users in Scotland some much needed confirmation regarding expenses.