Putting on the brakes: decelerating the accelerated possession procedure

Dispute Resolution | 11th June 2018

On 6 June 2018 Simon Wood, a barrister in the Hart Brown Dispute Resolution department, presented a paper at the RICS Regional Conference for the South East.

The subject matter of the first part of his presentation was an update on developments in respect of the accelerated possession procedure for assured shorthold tenancies and was entitled ‘Putting on the brakes: decelerating the accelerated possession procedure.’

Simon would draw readers’ attention to the very recent case of Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz (2018) Central London County Court, where it was held that a landlord’s failure to provide a tenant with a gas safety certificate before the start of the tenancy is a once and for all breach. The breach cannot be subsequently rectified and so the accelerated procedure will not be available in respect of that tenancy.

A full copy of his paper is available here.

Simon Wood

Barrister, Dispute Resolution

Simon is a barrister within our Dispute Resolution department having been called to the bar in 1987. He was a tenant in chambers in the Middle Temple...