Breaking news: changes to rules governing enforcing SPOs

We have been informed by the Court Service that from and including 1 October 2018, if the terms of a suspended possession order made against a residential tenant is breached, the Claimant Landlord will be able to immediately take steps to enforce the possession order.

The change, which follows a public consultation, will be welcomed by residential landlords who, under the existing system, are required to apply to the Court for permission to enforce the order before they are able to apply to issue a warrant.

If you have any queries arising from this newsflash, would like to suggest a topic for a future article or wish to discuss a contentious property issue, contact Chris Drinkall, Head of Rollits’ Property Dispute Resolution Team on 01482 337367 or christopher.drinkall@rollits.com  

Posted on: 10/09/2018

This article is for general guidance only. It provides useful information in a concise form. Action should not be taken without obtaining specific legal advice.

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