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Category Archives: Property Rights

Getting Advice Early – Notices Seeking Possession

The first step to evicting a tenant is for the Landlord to serve a 'Notice Seeking Possession'. Whether your Landlord is a Council, Housing Association or Private individual a notice must be served as the first step to claiming for possession. It is a warning of possible court action to come and gives you the…
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Solicitors in Portsmouth

Swain & Co Solicitors in Portsmouth offer diverse Legal services with a personalised service that is purely for individuals. Our Solicitors in Portsmouth are at the forefront of helping people with their legal problems, providing legal advice and representation in a variety of matters, including Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Family law, Divorce, Care Proceedings, Community…
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Tenant’s rights in possession cases – Section 21 Notice

What is a Section 21 Notice? A Section 21 notice is a type of notice which can be used by your landlord to evict you from your property. When can the Notice be served? Your landlord can serve you with this notice at any point in your tenancy and it is common for a copy…
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My property is full of mould

Tenants rights to force repairs to their homes Winter is looming and some tenants are living in fear of cold and damp conditions. In the United Kingdom condensation and mould in residential property is very common, particularly in the kitchen and the bathroom where warm moist air is generated. Mould can grow on walls, furniture,…
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I am facing eviction

Increased number of tenants facing eviction If you are facing eviction you are not alone, as the number of evictions has reached a record high.   Recent figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that more than 11,000 individuals and families lost their homes between July 2014 and September 2014. These figures indicate that…
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Revenge eviction

According to shelter research more than 200,000 people have faced eviction in the last year because they asked their private landlord to fix a problem in their home. This figure has equated to 2% of renters in the private rented sector being victims of revenge eviction. A shelter survey by YouGov showed that for more…
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Unlawful or Illegal eviction

Illegal eviction is when your landlord tries to make you live your home without following the correct procedure. Section 1 (2) Protection from Eviction Act 1977 prohibits any unlawful eviction, as it is deemed to be an offence for any person to unlawfully deprive a residential occupier of the premises that they occupy. Your landlord…
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The struggle to find private housing

Thousands of people are finding that they are repeatedly turned away by prospective landlords because they are on ‘0 hour’ contracts or have an otherwise unstable income. This is not the first time that ‘0 hour’ contracts have caused controversy and there have been protests by angry workers who are faced with not knowing what…
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Elderly struggle to find suitable housing

A survey conducted by IPPR NORTH has shown that 95% of our country’s housing is not accessible for the elderly. The study demonstrated that millions of vulnerable elderly people are living in accommodation which is completely unsuitable for their needs. In fact, 1.7 over 60’s are living in properties which do not comply with the…
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New Anti-Social Behavior Injunctions delayed

On Monday 20 October 2014 parts 2 to 6 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force. However there has been some delay to the introduction of part 1 of the Act. There has been an unexpected delay in the new injunction law, which will not come into effect until 2015.…
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