Evictions firm to offer landlords and agents £100 mediation service to avoid court

first_imgSister organisations Landlord Action and the Property Redress Scheme have joined forces to offer an evictions mediation service will enable landlords and letting agents to gain possession of properties more quickly.The service costs between £100 and £600 depending on how far down the line tenant and landlord or agent go.The new jointly-offered service is timed well – the evictions ban ended yesterday as the judicial system re-opened for possession hearings.An expected 20,000-strong caseload now threatens to engulf County Courts across the UK, potentially delaying hearing dates.Ministers and the Judiciary have been lobbying landlords and agents hard to attempt mediation before turning to court evictions in a bid to stop courts being overwhelmed.Landlords who use Landlord Action to serve notice on their tenants and start the process of eviction can now choose to simultaneously use the Property Redress Scheme’s mediation service to come to a resolution outside of court.Through the service the landlord and tenant can come to an amicable resolution over rent and repossession and can then choose if they want to formalise the agreement in a legally binding document. This will set out what happens if either party breaks the agreement.“This is a unique and innovative offering,” says Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action. “Now that the courts have re-opened, there is going to be a huge backlog of cases for them to deal with.“This means most landlords will have to wait longer to get their properties back, on top of the new six-month notice periods. I think most landlords will be waiting between a year and 18 months to get possession through the courts.”Find out more.Read more about tenancy mediation services.Landlord Action PRS scheme Paul Shamplina evictions September 22, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Evictions firm to offer landlords and agents £100 mediation service to avoid court previous nextRegulation & LawEvictions firm to offer landlords and agents £100 mediation service to avoid courtLandlord Action and the Property Redress Scheme have joined forces to stop disputes over unpaid rent ending up in court, where they could wait 18 months to be resolved it is claimed.Nigel Lewis22nd September 202001,234 Viewslast_img

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