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Ten new courts unveiled to tackle evictions proceedings backlog

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Update on housing possession cases

Wednesday 01 July 2020

The Ministry of Justice confirmed on Wednesday 1 July that the Courts will resume business on 24 August.

ARLA Propertymark has been working to highlight concerns about the backlog of housing possession cases that are building up in the system and formally lodged concerns with the Secretary of State for Justice, requesting clarity on plans to manage housing possession cases in England and Wales when the current stay on possessions is lifted on 23 August 2020.

There could be as many as 62,000 private rented sector landlord possession claims across England and Wales that have accumulated since the stay came into force on 26 March 2020.

In order to ensure no one is denied or delayed the right to justice, ARLA Propertymark believes a robust and co-ordinated strategy must be developed as a matter of urgency.

Following the announcement, Propertymark looks forward to working with Government to understand the substance of their plan to clear the backlog.