Housing Litigation Update - Spring 2018


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Welcome to the spring 2018 edition of Housing Litigation Update.

We begin with looking at the problems which can inadvertently arise due to court delays when landlords seek to recover possession of properties let on assured shorthold tenancies.

We then move on to look at the Supreme Court decision relating to Zambrano Carers before moving on to consider a county court appeal decision relating to a landlord's need to comply with certain requirements introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015 in relation to periodic tenancies.

Our focus then shifts to whether an agent can sign a tenancy agreement on behalf of a tenant then we move on to providing a helpful reminder of what creditors need to do before embarking on debt recovery action in order to comply with the Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims.

We end with a look the county court appeal decision of His Honour Judge Jan Luba QC in respect of the requirement for landlords to serve a tenant with a gas safety certificate in order to be able to rely upon Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 when seeking possession.

We hope that you find this edition of interest and value. We always welcome any feedback and suggestions for future articles, so please feel free to email us at hlu@trowers.com with any comments or observations.

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