Red tape delays to possession orders
Getting one date wrong on a form can cost a residential landlord an average of more than £15,000. If a tenant refuses to pay rent, it can be six or seven months before a court gives a landlord the right to re-possess their own property.
This, says the Residential Landlords’ Association, is the number one headache among UK landlords who fall foul of legislation surrounding a Section 21 possession order.
RLA helpdesk expert Brian Roscow says: “There are many fine details in the court requirements and getting one wrong date can get an application thrown out and lose another three or four months.”