On 20 July 2021, MHCLG updated its guidance for landlords and tenants in the private rented and social housing sectors and explains the process of possession action in the county court in England and Wales.
There are separate documents intended to help landlords looking to recover possession and tenants who have been served with a notice requiring possession (section 21 notice) or a notice seeking possession.
The guidance provides information about each stage of the process where the landlord claims possession and each have been updated following the move to step 4 of the roadmap on 19 July 2021.
The guidance can be seen here but it is just that - guidance and legal assistance may be required!
This guidance is to help private landlords to understand their rights and responsibilities when they need to take possession of their property through the county court by explaining how the possession action process works. It will also help social landlords understand the new arrangements which will be in place when the stay on possessions ends.