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The Court of Appeal judgment in Prempeh v Lakhany considered 2 issues that have been raised against landlords recently in respect of s.8, Housing Act 1988 notices.
When a tenant dies, the contractual tenancy survives, meaning possession of the property cannot be obtained from the (non-succeeding) current residents until that tenancy is terminated by notice to quit. But how is that process carried out if probate (or letters of administration) have not yet been granted?
118 barristers applied and 36 were selected to be part of a network of future Bar leaders.
The UK government has extended various schemes to protect commercial tenants as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the economy.
Today, in a last minute announcement before the stay on possession claims was due to be lifted on 23 August 2020, it was explained that the Lord Chancellor had written to Sir Terence Etherton MR to explain that: “he [the Lord Chancellor] thinks it expedient for the Civil Procedure Rules to include provision that would extend the stay imposed by rule 55.29 for a period of four weeks, to 20 September”.
A new Practice Direction (PD 55C) is to come into force on 23 August 2020. The Practice Direction is made under r.55.A1 and is said to be a “temporary modification” of Part 55, for an “interim period” commencing on 23 August 2020 and ending on 28 March 2021.
There is to be an amendment to the CPR to set out how possession cases (and proceedings for enforcement by writ or warrant of possession) are to proceed when they resume. Also 10 temporary “Nightingale Courts” will be opened to start to alleviate the pressure on full-time courts.
The ban on hearings to determine evictions of social and privately rented residential accommodation is to last until the end of August.
Today is the start of the registration period for funding to remove non-ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) cladding on buildings. Affected building owners and registered social housing providers have until 31 July to register for the scheme.