Ahead of the stay on possession proceedings being lifted from 24 August, government advice is that landlords and tenants “should work together and exhaust all possible options, such as flexible payment plans, to ensure cases only end up in court as an absolute last resort”.
In this webinar, Mark Baumohl and Christopher McCarthy of the Field Court Housing Team discuss the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on housing law and what advisers should consider going forward. They will focus particularly on:
- Recent case law and possible future battlegrounds in possession claims and homelessness cases - developments during lockdown and likely arguments to arise post lockdown
- Remote hearings - tips for identifying, preparing for and conducting successful trials remotely in appropriate cases
- Update on the government housing possession claims working group
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Mark Baumohl focuses specifically in the fields of landlord and tenant, property and housing law as well as personal injury. He is an accredited mediator.
Christopher McCarthy has extensive experience in a range of disputes concerning property and housing, both in court and in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). His work includes possession claims, including bringing or defending applications to set-aside possession orders or suspend warrants, trespassers and interim orders.
Sarah Salmon is a specialist housing, property and local government barrister. She is frequently instructed in possession actions, applications for injunctive relief and homelessness matters. Her caseload involves all aspects of housing law including anti-social behaviour, gaining tenancies by deception, subletting and failed successions.