Documenting compliance with pre-action requirements
Should a landlord decide to progress repossession action on the grounds of rent arrears in the period where the pre-action requirements are in force, compliance with the requirements will be considered by the Tribunal in deciding whether to grant the repossession order.
Due to the emergency Coronavirus Acts, all eviction grounds have been made discretionary, which means the Tribunal can apply discretion in deciding such cases.
Landlords should, therefore, make sure they document any actions they take in respect of meeting the pre-action requirements and ensure that the tenant knows they are doing this.
Where a landlord decides to progress repossession action, they will provide the tenant with the details of the steps they have undertaken to meet the pre-action requirements.
Tenant Grant Fund
Tenants who have been financially impacted by the pandemic and need help to avoid eviction should contact their local authority housing department to discuss their circumstances.