1 October 2014

A radical shake-up of the 'archaic' county court eviction process is needed to help landlords and agents get rid of problem tenants, according to a lettings industry specialist.

Sim Sekhon, director of Legal 4 Landlords, is calling on both HM Court Service (HMCS) and the Government to reform the way tenant evictions are handled.

Sekhon said: "There is no consistency in the eviction process and it is archaically slow. It can take up to three months to gain a court eviction orde

"Judges seem to review cases on a random basis and opinions differ from judge to judge. There is confusion amongst judges and magistrates on the terms in which eviction notices can be granted."

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