The FTT is publishing guidance for users during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the Southern and London office are now closed and although the other three centres in Cambridge, Birmingham and Manchester are still open, they are working with reduced capacity. Parties are asked only to correspond with the Tribunal if absolutely necessary. If offices are closed then post will not be opened. Correspondence and new applications are to be made to the generic email addresses provided on the guidance note. The guidance also extends the time for paying fees. Provision is made for urgent applications (meaning that someone’s health or safety might be endangered if the matter is not dealt with promptly). The FTT is also considering options for video and telephone hearings and will put together guidance and processes for enabling these to take place.
Click here to download Property Chamber Guidance for Users
Click here for the Practice Direction for Lodging Applications and Documents by Email And Areas in the Property Chamber