Stay on Residential Evictions Extended but Courts Are Granting Leave to Enforce for Substantial Arrears of 6 Months or Greater
Further to the recent announcement that the Stay imposed on residential evictions under The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 is to be extended to the end of May 2021, we have some more promising news for you.
In recent days we have started to see a steady and increasing flow of Orders being returned from County Courts across the Country granting leave to enforce Orders for Possession under the exemptions from the Stay, specifically the exemption citing “substantial rent arrears” (qualified as 6 months or greater in arrears value).
The overall picture in the County Courts in terms of evictions does not look great, there are currently only 374 County Court Enforcement Officers (County Court Bailiffs) in situ and in addition to their normal daily workload, which already has delays, there are over 6,000 Possession Orders and counting waiting for enforcement. A backlog of that size will likely take considerable time to clear, many months as opposed to days or weeks.
In light of both the above points, it is worth strong consideration to instruct us as High Court Enforcement Officers to transfer up the enforcement and to carry out the eviction IF your case meets the exemption criteria, the benefits are substantial:
- We will handle the process from point of instruction to conclusion.
- Yes, we are more expensive than the County Court option……
- However, you will have your property back months quicker (likely 3-9 months quicker) meaning that you will actually be better off when you factor in the lost rent you will be preventing.
- We organise the locksmith for the day so you have nothing further to worry about.
- We can manage the post eviction collection of goods and chattels.
- Secured and vacant possession of the property will ultimately be delivered to you in a much faster and overall cost-effective manner than more endless waiting.
* Note: The Courts must be satisfied that the exemption is met, if the County Court refuse to make an Order granting leave to enforce under the exemptions then you will have to wait for the County Court Enforcement Officers (County Court Bailiffs).
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