Our Housing Law Conference launched #HJhousing week with an interactive virtual Zoom event, hosted by our Housing Management team. The session covered the impact of COVID-19 on residential tenancies and an interactive discussion on empty properties. The two sessions delivered are summarised below.
The impact of COVID-19 on residential tenancies
This main plenary topic, considers possession claims, how (if) the courts are getting back on top, how judges are looking/are likely to look at COVID-19 related debt and arrears, the impact on ASB and the impact on meeting support needs during lockdown.
Empty properties case study
The problem of abandonment/dealing with properties after a tenant has died has become more of an issue during the pandemic, especially as possession orders have been impossible. In what circumstances can a landlord change the locks and what are the other options?
We have posted the webinar recording above, for you to watch at your leisure.