Landlord News

Rent arrears a eviction webinar to be held tomorrow to discuss latest changes

Em Morley - September 8, 2020

As the ban on evictions has been extended again to 20th September, Landlord Action and HF Assist will be hosting a webinar to help landlords, letting agents and property managers.

Their ‘Rent Arrears and Eviction’ webinar will be presented by Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action. Guests Tim Frome (Legal Director for Landlord Action), Mike Morgan (Legal Division Manager, Head of HF Assist), and John Stewart (Director of Policy and Research at National Residential Landlords Association) will join him.

On 9th September from 10 am-11 am, these experts in landlord and tenant law will update and advise listeners. They intend to guide them from an initial problem, such as how to communicate with a tenant that has stopped paying rent, right through to the latest on debt recovery.

The most up-to-dare information form the courts will be provided and what the possession procedure will now entail, following the further expansion to the evictions ban.

Topics covered will include:

  • Non-payment of rent – How to communicate
  • Mediation avoiding the courts
  • Serving Notices – The Update
  • Issuing Possession Claims
  • Courts Reopening post-COVID Lockdown – Reactivation notices
  • New processes put in place
  • Latest on Debt Recovery Rules

Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser and Star of Channel 5’s ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ comments: “The last-minute U-turn regarding the re-opening of the courts was another huge blow for those landlords struggling with mounting rent arrears and troublesome tenants.  

“Having just issued the reaction notices in August, we have been inundated with queries from landlords over what the changes mean for their case. We hope the webinar will help to cover as many unanswered questions as possible and give landlords some reassurance that the industry is doing it all it can to support them raise awareness of the hardship many landlords are now facing.”

John Stewart, Director of Policy and Research at National Residential Landlords Association, adds: “The extension of the stay is unwelcome and un-needed, whilst the new notice periods risk making the possession process as complicated as a game of Go Johnny Go Go Go Go!”

Landlords, letting agents, and property managers are being asked to sign up in advance to the HF Assist/Landlord Action webinar. To register, click here:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1425925153425457419?source=PrepressRelease