Possession proceedings are due to be back in the courts from 24 August after a long stay during lockdown. What steps should landlords and their lawyers be taking now to prepare for possession claims to be resumed? And how will the courts approach possession cases differently once the stay is no longer in force?
In this webinar, Alexander Campbell, Alistair Cantor and Jonathan Pennington Legh, of the Field Court Chambers housing team will provide a practical guide to the stay on possession proceedings and what steps landlords and their lawyers should be taking now to get ready for the restarting of possession cases in next month.
They will look at a range of issues including:
• the impact of the stay and what changes will remain in force after 24 August
• practicalities for the hearing of possession claims post-lockdown.
• disposing of defences summarily
• alternatives to possession
• relief from sanctions and COVID-related defaults.
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Alexander Campbell's practice primarily spans issues of property law and public law. His experience of complex public law issues including human rights and equality issues makes him extremely well-placed to assist clients in litigation across the many fields of law in which these issues arise.
Alistair Cantor undertakes work across chambers’ range of specialisms, with an emphasis on civil law. He holds particular interests in property, local government, commercial law, and personal injury.
Jonathan Pennington Legh focuses on various aspects of property law, including adverse possession and boundary disputes, service charge disputes, Land Registration issues, landlord and tenant (residential and commercial) and housing.