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    Lockdown and repossessions

    Will the courts stop repossessions procedures as before if they introduce lockdown ?

    #2
    FK with this bunch of clowns
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      The government has said it will stop eviction by bailiffs where there are local lockdowns.
      So presumably they will do the same in the event of a national lockdown.

      There are public health reasons not to repossess properties when plague is widespread, so I wouldn't be surprised.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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        #4
        The only hope is that the non paying tenants leave before bailiffs come since it is clear that the plague is here forever.

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          #5
          About 1/3 of successful possession claims result in the actual use of bailiffs.
          So the majority of tenants move out after the possession (or, at least, the issue of the warrant).
          When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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            #6
            Is it me but there seems to be complete lack of clear statement from any Landlord organisation, including our august landlord zone, of the impact this is having on private residential landlords. Every other sector is good at lobbying and petitioning but out attempts seem woefully incompetent.

            Non-paying tenant leaving huge black hole in virtually unrecoverable rent arears shall push landlords themselves on the breadline. The court process is inordinately too long will be queued up until 2022. Yes, I get Covid and the pandemic but there is always 2side of the coin.

            The only support of mortgage relief now being curtailed to6 months will be the final straw for landlords who have become an affiliated social housing department by the backdoor with no government funding.

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              #7
              I think the NRLA respond when they have an opportunity to, but it's hard to generate sympathy for landlords against a background of huge scales of job losses in a plague.
              Tens of thousands of people are having trouble paying their mortgages and rent - no one gives a stuff about landlords at the best of times let alone when things are tough.

              There is meant to be funding available to support landlords from local authorities, but I've not heard of any landlord receiving anything.
              Or even trying.
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                #8


                Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Govt
                @mhclg
                For those renters who require additional support, there is also £180 million of extra support for Discretionary Housing Payments so councils can support renters to pay off arrears or downsize
                When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                  #9
                  The government is giving a lot of support to people who lost their job. A friend of mine lost his job but said it was enough to pay the reduced rent, bills and food. He even managed to save a bit.

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                    #10
                    Stumpy B

                    See the article “Justice for Landlords” in 118 Property.

                    Totally agree that out properties have been expropriated.

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                      #11
                      My advice is to keep your lines of communication open with the tenant

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                        #12
                        The people running this country virtually shut down the entire economy whilst still allowing anyone and everyone in and out of the country; stopped house viewings and sales then abolished stamp duty to encourage house sales; told pubs and restaurants to shut then introduced the eat out to help out scheme to encourage us to go to pubs and restaurants; told us there was no evidence to suggest face masks reduce the spread of Coronavirus then made it mandatory for us to wear face masks to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and now they’re on about a second lockdown so it’s anyone’s guess what will happen to repossessions.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by BTL investor View Post
                          The people running this country ....
                          Are you saying that they should not change their approach as the situation changes and new knowledge is gained?

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                            #14
                            It looks like we have to buy out our non paying tenants with the way things are going.

                            My S21 in court. So what is next ? Do I wait to hear from the court for months, years ?



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                              #15
                              Originally posted by MdeB View Post

                              Are you saying that they should not change their approach as the situation changes and new knowledge is gained?
                              Are you saying you’ve seen some evidence of new knowledge that leads you to believe it was better to abolish stamp duty and introduce an eat out to help out scheme and publicly declare it a huge success rather than just lifting restrictions slightly to see what happened?
                              Are you saying you have faith in a government that states they have no intention to introduce the wearing of face masks because there is no evidence that face masks reduce the spread but then tells us all to wear one just because other countries are wearing them? The new knowledge i have from watching the news is that cases are rising even with everybody wearing masks.... does that mean we can stop wearing them because they don’t work?
                              Herd immunity is the route I would prefer us to take but it looks as though we’re just going to keep going from one extreme to the other based on new knowledge.
                              What’s next? Government incentives for people to become landlords to house all the families that will be having their homes repossessed when they can’t pay their mortgages because they’ve got no job? Free airline vouchers with every pint purchased at the local pub?

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