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Ban on evictions continues for 4 weeks taking the total ban to 6 months.

By Maurice Shasha  //  Mon 24th August 2020
New 6 month notice periods to be in place until at least 31 March 2021.
Here are two mediation services which might save you £'s if successful.
Ban on evictions continues for 4 weeks taking the total ban to 6 months.
New 6 month notice periods to be in place until at least 31 March 2021.

Once eviction hearings restart, the judiciary will carefully prioritise the most serious cases including those involving anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse.

Renters affected by coronavirus will continue to be protected after the government extended the ban on evictions for another 4 weeks, meaning in total no legal evictions will have taken place for 6 months, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced (21 August 2020).

The government also intends to give tenants greater protection from eviction over the winter by requiring landlords to provide tenants with 6 months’ notice in all bar those cases raising other serious issues such as those involving anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse perpetrators, until at least the end of March.

Read the full story here: www.gov.uk/government/news/jenrick-extends-ban-on-evictions-and-notice-periods

As a Landlord you might want to go down the mediation route without the need to go to court.

Here are two mediation services which might save you £'s if successful.

PRS - tenancymediation.theprs.co.uk
TDS - www.thedisputeservice.com/tdsresolution

PRS mediation prices

Informal agreement
The parties reach an agreement between themselves - We will produce a report showing what has happened
£100 inc VAT

No agreement
We complete the mediation, but no agreement is possible despite our best efforts - We will produce a report showing the next steps we have taken - You can use this report at Court to show that you have tried to mediate
£200 inc VAT

Full agreement
We complete the mediation, reaching a formal agreement between landlord and tenant - We document a legally binding agreement signed by both parties - This also sets out your position if the tenant breaches the terms of the agreement
£300 inc VAT


TDS mediation prices

Complete our Resolution Referral Form
We will contact your tenant free of charge to see if they will engage in the process. If the tenant chooses not to engage, we will notify you and close the case.

A certificate will be available at the cost of £20 + VAT for the landlord to demonstrate that the tenant has not engaged in the process.

Schedule a Resolution appointment
If the tenant is happy to engage, we will schedule an appointment at a time suitable for both parties and invite you to make payment of £150 + VAT for the service.

In the 60-minute appointment we will seek to reach a mutually acceptable rent repayment plan to avoid the need to proceed with the court hearing.

Resolution Summary
We will draft up a Settlement Agreement which sets out what has been agreed between the parties.

If we cannot reach an agreement, we will include this in our Settlement Agreement which you can take to Court to show your attempts to resolve the matter.

Offices at

Marble Arch
29 Edgware Road
London
W2 2JE
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34 Beauchamp Place
London
SW3 1NU
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