“The number of landlord possession claims in county court recorded during October to December 2014 was 34,700, down 21% on the number of claims issued during the same quarter in 2013.
Richard Merrick of PIMS says: “The significant reduction in possession claims being filed by landlords in Q4 last year in comparison to the same period in 2013 is good news indeed.
“Private renting is not a hobby, it is a business with business ethics, and it is not a sound commercial proposition to get rid of good tenants. Besides accruing additional management fees, if using third parties to find new tenants, there are lost revenues for properties remaining dormant.
“There would also be significant costs of refurbishment when some properties are reclaimed, retributive damage is incurred in many cases. Politicians, organisations and charities do not take this into consideration or have any idea of what landlords are facing nowadays.
“The constant “landlord bashing” from these people, organisations and media is from a lack of knowledge, which comes down to ignorance.”
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.