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I have been served a section 6A for my rented house - We

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Hi I have been served a section 6A for my rented house - We cannot find any alternative accommodation due to C-19 limiting housing supply Landlord is adamant wants possession on 4-4-21 What can we do? I dont want to damage my credit files Thanks
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: nothing at all other than trying to find alternative accommodation
JA: Where is the house located?
Customer: Bodmin Cornwall
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no

Welcome to Just Answer, I am a practicing solicitor in England and Wales and I will be dealing with your case today.

Kindly note, I am not available for phone calls at the moment, however I can easily assist you via this online chat.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you

Hi there,

Could you please confirm when section 21 eviction notice has been served?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I only have had a 6a and it was served by post dated 2/10/2020

You need 6 months notice period for evicting , due to COVID 19 regulations.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
i understand that which matures on 4/4/21

If at the expiry of the notice period, you do not evict, then tenancy would roll into periodic monthly tenancy, and Landlord would have to apply to the court for possession orders.

Due to backlog of cases, your Landlord's case would be back in the queue.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
do you mean Vacate? I understand that my question is what happens if we do not vacate what is the process how long will it take and what effect will this have? on my credit report?

Your credit report would get effected if Landlord gets a CCJ against you.

CCJ will reflect into your credit file for a period of 6 years.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
If I complied with the court order witihn 28 days would that be removed?

If you comply within 28 days , then it would not be recorded in your personal files.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
this could be potentially protracted? given government guidelines on evictions being halted
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
would you advice be to stay put?

As you still have month or more in your notice to end, You can stay put.

and can negotiate with your Landlord to extend the tenancy on rolling basis till you get any other space.

It would be win -win for both of you, as explained above, Landlord would not have to apply and wait for possession orders.

Landlord can initiate possession proceedings within 6 months of the expiry date of the notice period.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
sadly he is adamant that he want the house back but i dont want to make my family homeless

If you have reasonable excuse, and affected by COVID 19, then these factors will be taken into account by the court before making possession orders in the favour of the Landlord.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you for your kind assistance

My pleasure.

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