Supreme Court Decision

In a rare piece of good news for private landlords in 2016 the supreme court has concluded that proportionality is not required when evicting under Section 21.

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The Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that county courts do not have to consider the proportionality of evicting a residential tenant in the private sector in the same way they do when the landlord is a public authority. That’s a very sensible decision, as having to consider proportionality would probably have meant every case needed a hearing, thereby shredding the ‘accelerated possession’ procedure.

Full details here: Supreme Court Decision McDonald v McDonald

  • 15/06/2016
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