Month: November 2020

Bailiff crisis hit repossessions

Pre-Covid signs were promising. Possession action was falling with figures from the first quarter of this year the lowest in 20 years. However even before the pandemic saw courts close for six months, there was a backlog of cases, as they were operating at full capacity. With increasing numbers of landlords having to use bailiffs…




‘Severe arrears’ now just cause for bailiff-enforced evictions

There’s been a further tweak to the eviction controls introduced in England for the duration of the lockdown, lasting until December 2. There has been substantial publicity for what is effectively a ban on evictions, which followed a letter from government to bailiff authorities asking them not to en force possession cases during the lockdown….