Yesterday, the government published updated coronavirus guidance for landlords and tenants, including updated guidance on the possession action process and details of the new Housing Possession Mediation Service.

The guidance for landlords on understanding the possession action process includes a new section on outstanding possession warrants. It sets out the actions that a landlord should take if they wish to proceed to enforcement and have a possession warrant which has either expired or is approaching its expiry date. The current deadline for reactivating claims made before Monday 3 August 2020 is 4pm on Friday 30 April 2021. If a reactivation notice is not sent to the court and the other party before this time, the claim will be automatically stayed.

 

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