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The site provides information, updates and discussion on housing, leasehold and landlord & tenant law. It is all free, but it is just our opinions, not legal advice (we can't give legal advice here). Everything that the site offers is set out below.

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Postponing Possession. Are you now and have you always been a tenant?

So, tolerated trespassers, where were we? Ah yes. The Court has the power, under s.85(2) Housing Act 1985, to postpone the date of possession of an existing Suspended Possession Order for any period it sees fit even if the conditions of the SPO have been breached. If the terms of the SPO are complied with, […]

Road rage.

I was at Court the other day, waiting (and waiting and waiting) for a directions hearing. (always beg to be listed or at least called before the family cases). It was a possession day, so the place was crowded. In strutted/waddled two men, one older, with fresh scabbing on the long scars on his face, […]

Spleen 1

Thanks to Tessa Shepperson for noticing this in yesterday’s Times. Granted I haven’t read any more of the report than this. Who knows, it may even have some interesting and useful insights or information to offer. But it seems unlikely. I’m not at all surprised that the Smith Institute is capable of drawing highly suspect […]

Tolerated trespassers: A Luta Continua

As previously pointed out, it was never going to be easy dealing with the great host of tolerated trespassers left in the wake of Harlow v Hall. But the variation in local authority policy in regard to their TTs is immense. Some authorities more or less continue as if the tenancy still existed. Other authorities […]

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