UK Bailiffs Christmas Holidays

UK Bailiff Seasonal Amnesty

A seasonal reminder to landlords and letting agents that Bailiff Amnesty’s will begin around 12th December 2011 to the 9th January 2011. Please check your local County Court for more details.

 The amnesty, which is not widely publicised, is implemented due to local authority offices, solicitors, courts and housing welfare organisations festive holiday closures.

Unfortunately for landlords, the festive season of good cheer can be one of the costliest periods due to an increase in rent arrears, especially from LHA tenants.

 Up to the end of 2010, there were 995,000 LHA tenancies and rent arrears in this sector were thought to be in excess of £290 Million (GBP).

This year research indicates that there are now over 1Million LHA tenancies and with more changes to the Government’s Welfare Reform Bill due to be implemented on 1st January 2012, rent arrears are expected to increase further.

 Landlords are urged to act fast when dealing with defaulting tenants, especially at Christmas as courts experience backlogs of paperwork and hearings in the New Year.

Speak to your local office now or call our free phone help line – 0800 840 7133

 Legal 4 Landlords Eviction and Rent Recovery Services

Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Join over 10,000 subscribers receiving our newsletter containing weekly UK Property Networking Event details, Educational & Business opportunities & Property Investment Deals
We hate spam as much as you do! We promise that your details will not be shared with anyone else.
Tagged with:
 

One Response to Bailiff Amnesty December 2011 – January 2012

  1. Jane says:

    What difference does Christmas make. It is only 1 day that no longer has any meaning to this country other than a reason to spend. If the tenants paid the rent rather than blowing it on unused, unwanted and unnecessary presents of junk, they would not be in arrears. Kick them out on any day I say.

There Will Never Be A Better Time To Invest In Property

MyPropertyPowerTeam.co.uk helps property investors and landlords build their own property power team to enable them to profit from property - Visit our main site now!