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Coronavirus (COVID-19): pre-action requirements and seeking repossession of private rented housing on rent arrears grounds

Published: 9 Oct 2020
Last updated: 6 Oct 2021 - see all updates

Guidance for private landlords on pre-action requirements and seeking repossession of private rented housing on rent arrears grounds.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): pre-action requirements and seeking repossession of private rented housing on rent arrears grounds
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First published: 9 Oct 2020 Last updated: 6 Oct 2021 -