|Rent Arrears and Debt Relief Orders|
|Monday, 23 May 2011 20:08|
The Court of Appeal is hearing the case of A2 Dominions v Godfrey on 17th and 18th May. This case should clarify the landlord’s rights to claim possession following the inclusion of rent arrears in a Debt Relief Order. It may be a few weeks before judgment is handed down.
In the meantime the DRO Unit has issued Guidance that expenditure on rent arrears may only be included on the DRO application form if there is a Suspended Possession Order in place.
Contact the DSU for more information.