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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Landlords suffering possession delays

 Landlord Action say that courts are struggling to keep up with a 15% increase in possession cases and the system is buckling under the pressure.

Julie Herbert, head of legal at Landlord Action says

‘We are forever chasing courts for updates on possession orders, Notice of Issues or bailiff appointments. By the courts' own admission, cases are getting overlooked, administrative errors are being made and there are simply not enough bailiffs to support the number of cases, leading to long delays,’

These delays are leading to landlords losing thousands of pounds in unpaid rent. One landlord, Mr Waller, who has suffered delays after the courts managed to lose his claim, not once but twice reflected,

‘Our eviction case has been delayed for almost a year due to severe maladministration by the courts. Files were repeatedly lost and the inefficiency we and Landlord Action encountered was astounding,’

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