Open consultation

Considering the case for a Housing Court: call for evidence

Summary

We are seeking views on the experiences of people using courts and tribunal services in property cases, including whether a specialist Housing Court is needed.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This call for evidence seeks views and opinions from the judiciary, landlords and tenants to help the government to better understand and improve the experience of people using courts and tribunal services in property cases, including considering the case for a specialist Housing Court.

We are interested in views and opinions on the:

  • private landlord possession action process in the county court
  • user experience in both the county courts and the First-tier Tribunal for property cases
  • case for a new Housing Court
  • case for other structural changes such as an extension of the remit of the property tribunal

Alongside the call for evidence, we have published a report outlining the findings of a qualitative research study that was undertaken in order to understand tenants’ and landlords’ experience of the county courts and First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and to identify issues that may be deterring them from exercising their rights effectively.

Documents

Considering the case for a Housing Court: call for evidence

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

HousingCourtConsiderations@communities.gov.uk

Write to:

Private Rented Sector Division
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Third Floor – Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Published 13 November 2018