Katie Groves

Seven things you should know about defending rent possession claims



A rent possession claim is where a landlord has applied for an order from the court to evict a tenant due to unpaid rent. The landlord must first obtain a court order before they can evict someone for rent arrears, a process called ‘seeking possession’. If you are facing a rent possession claim it can be a very serious and ...
 
Katie Groves

7 reasons to care about the Bedroom Tax



By Katie Groves The under-occupancy charge, otherwise known as the ‘bedroom tax’ was introduced in April 2013. Despite the negativity surrounding the bedroom tax, there is information you should be aware of. Love it or hate it, the “bedroom tax”(or, as we should call it, the “under-occupancy charge”) is here to stay – at least for the time being. It affects ...
 
Jonathan Starr

Landlord and Tenant team in key S.21 case



By Jonathan Starr Housing Law case study: Is a S.21 notice valid if the landlord attempts to return the deposit via the DPS or after the service of the notice? In June 2015, in a case heard at Bradford County Court, Solicitor Jonathan Starr of Switalskis Landlord and Tenant department successfully prevented the client from losing their home on the grounds ...