Why we need a specialist housing court as the private rented sector moves 'Beyond Section 21' - TLIC

1st December 2020 posted in Landlords

In the first article of a series brought to you by The Lettings Industry Council (TLIC), they explore why a specialist housing court “as the private rented sector moves Beyond Section 21 (s21)”, could reduce the need for the proposed abolition of s21.

In this article TLIC estimates that removal of s21 will result in a tripling of the possession caseload which is currently handled through grounds-based s8 process. “It is clear Westminster must, at the very least, commit to substantial investment in the housing justice system before removing s21”.

You can read the full article here that addresses the complexity of claims, staffing structure, capacity of court buildings, efficiency and effectiveness of the housing justice system and more.

The Lettings Industry Council (TLIC) was established following a number of changes to rules and regulations within the lettings industry. TLIC is a working group comprising lettings experts from across the industry, professional bodies and schemes, service providers for both landlords and tenants, and representatives from both large and small lettings agents. Government advisors also proactively attend their meetings enabling two-way feedback on current issues.

In this series, TLIC covers the following: Court reform, Bailiff reform, Reform Section 8 Grounds and Mediation.

Bailiff reform should be the least controversial aspect of speeding up the court possession process - TLIC

You can read the next article in the series here.