Repossessions To Begin In August

The government has laid out its plans regarding repossession cases, as the UK continues to return to normal following the coronavirus pandemic.

The Housing Minister Chris Pincher MP, reminded the House of Commons that there was a backlog in the courts, and he believes that the serious and anti-social cases need to be heard first, ensuring justice for landlords and tenants.

Cases are going to begin to be heard from 23 August 2020.

The Housing Minister also revealed that the government has been engaging with a working group convened by the Master of Rolls which includes both tenant representatives and landlord bodies.

An early outcome of their work is changes to the court rules of possession proceedings.

These rules will apply within the existing legislative framework from 23rd August.

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