Tag Archives: possession

The lessons to learn from Superstrike

The facts of the recent Superstrike v Rodrigues Court of Appeal case don’t on the face of it appear the be applicable to tenancies granted after the tenancy deposit scheme legislation came into force in April 2007. The case concerned … Continue reading

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Genuine dispute on substantial grouds?

I recently wrote a blog about the perils of section 8 proceedings.  The real problem for landlords is that where the Court has a discretion to make an order it creates uncertainty.  This is almost always the case where a … Continue reading

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The perils of section 8 proceedings

Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 is the landlord’s principle means of obtaining possession from a tenant during the fixed term of a tenancy, although it can be used afterwards.  In my experience the most common situation that landlords consider using … Continue reading

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Civil Court Fees Increased

From 4 April 2011 Civil Court Fees went up which will affect most types of possession claim.  The key increases to note are: Accelerated Possession Claims: up from £150 to £175.00 Standard Procedure Possession Claims: up from £150 to £175.00 Bailiff … Continue reading

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The RICS report that residential rents are on the rise

RICS Residential Lettings Survey for November 2010 – January 2011 (http://www.rics.org/site/scripts/press_article.aspx?pressReleaseID=434) reports that rents for private residential lettings are on the increase.  In fact, they are showing the strongest upward pressure since the survey began. This can only be positive news for … Continue reading

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Rent arrears on the rise again

The BBC reported last month that nearly 12% of all rent paid by residential tenants was in arrears.  Up by two percent from December 2010.  Traditionally, January is a time where arrears pick up as people tend to over extend themselves … Continue reading

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