Bulk tenancy applications

In line with the approach to bulk applications (there in respect of deputyship) set out in the Friendly Trust’s Bulk Application [2016] EWCOP 40, practitioners should be aware that the 2012 guidance as to bulk tenancy applications has now been withdrawn.   Any applications for the same will now be met with the following response:

‘The previous guidance, which was drawn up following an approach by the Association of Public Authority Deputies and other court users, has been withdrawn. That had indicated that the court was prepared to deal with all of the adults required to sign the tenancy agreement(s) in a single bulk application.  Attention has been drawn to the fact that the Court of Protection Rules 2007 make no provision for bulk applications to be made.  It is not possible, as the rules stand at present, to entertain an application made on that basis.’

You have been warned!

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Revised COPDOL 10 form to come into effect on 1 December 2016

The revised COPDOL 10 form, incorporating (in particular) the additional questions posed by Charles J in Re NRA, is to come into effect on 1 December.  A copy of the form is available here, but the ’embargo’ marking is a reminder that it cannot be used before 1 December (the current form, in PDF and unofficial Word form) is available here.