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“Overall Arrangements for Possession Claims” during Covid-19 ended

The Master of the Rolls announced the end of the arrangements, including for reviews etc. from 1 November 2021 stating (in part):


“On 17 September 2020 the “Overall Arrangements for Possession Proceedings” were published by my Predecessor in response to the end of the unprecedented stay of proceedings in possession cases following the COVID-19 pandemic. These “Overall Arrangements” came to an end on 1 November 2021.


“The procedures to be followed for the future are those set out in Rules and Practice Directions. The informal guidance published in the “Overall Arrangements” document should no longer be viewed as governing or guiding court procedures, which are properly contained in Rules and Practice Directions or listing policies which are a matter for Designated Civil Judges to decide in the light of local conditions.”


Landlords should note, however, that the Practice Direction introduced as a result of Covid-19 – CPR PD55C – remains in force until 30 November 2021; and accordingly, best practice is still to provide the relevant information about the effects of Covid-19 on tenants and their dependants as required by paras. 6.1 and 6.2 of that Practice Direction.


The full statement can be read here:


https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/statement-from-the-master-of-the-rolls-the-end-of-the-possession-proceedings-overall-arrangements/

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