Further details have emerged of how courts will deal with housing possession cases when they resume next week. Possession proceedings have been suspended since March to protect private and social renters, and those with mortgages and licences covered by the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 during the Covid-19 crisis.
Landlords will have to flag up any Covid-related issues, which tenants will also be able to do. New possession cases will be listed for a review date. This will enable tenants to get advice, likely by phone, from a court duty adviser in advance of any court hearing.
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