Red tape de­lays to pos­ses­sion or­ders

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.”

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