I attended a Department of Communities and Local Government workshop in London recently which was on the subject of speeding and up and improving the process of eviction of tenants through the courts.
The reasoning behind this is that landlords and lending organisations are not going to support longer fixed terms for tenants – when it can take over six months or more to evict a tenant in arrears of rent.
Particularly when the only reliable method of eviction is section 21 which is only available after the fixed term has ended.
There were a lot of ideas chucked around at the meeting but the general consensus was that more information is needed on what actually happens.
So if you are a landlord or an agent and have been involved in eviction proceedings recently – can you answer the survey you will find >> here?