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12/05/2008

Letting repossessed property

As a follow-up to the mortgage repossession post below, I’ve just spotted a sad story on Landlord Law blog. Tessa had a case in which private tenants discovered, when the bailiffs turned up, that the property they had just rented was subject to a mortgage repossession order which had expired before they even moved in. I suspect this is not going to be that unusual.

Tessa wonders whether there should be a duty on managing agents to ensure that the properties they let on the landlord’s behalf are actually available to let. An interesting thought. Tessa asks for comments…

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.

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