Are private landlords doomed?  The UK property market boom is soon over, as experts predict that the rising inflation and the cost of living crisis will cause a house price correction.  The Government also proposes major changes to the private rented sector, which will end the no-fault eviction process under section 21 of the Housing […]

Repealing the Section 21 Ground for Possession  On 15 April 2019, the then-Government announced: “Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants from their homes at short notice and without good reason.” This was followed by a consultation process which ran between July and October 2019. The consultation paper proposed the abolition of section 21 […]

What is a Rent Repayment Order? A rent repayment order (“RRO”) is an order made by a Tribunal requiring the landlord or agent to repay rent (including housing benefit or housing element of universal credit) where the landlord or agent has committed a particular offence, which are listed below. It is not necessary that the landlord […]

How long are possession orders enforceable for?  Our experts are often asked, how long are possession orders enforceable for?  Under the Limitations Act 1980 (“the Act”), Section 24 provides a period of six years for the enforcement of a possession order from the time that it becomes enforceable. This means that from the date the […]

Government plans to “ring-fence” Covid-rent arrears and introduce a binding arbitration scheme. The current moratorium preventing landlords seeking forfeiture of leases, issuing winding-up petitions or utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery scheme in relation to Covid-based rent arrears is scheduled to come to an end on 25 March 2022.  However, that is not the end […]

Regulations in England have been passed which will reduce the current minimum notice periods from 6 months to 4 months for most possession notices served between the 01 June 2021 until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). These changes to notice periods for serving a Section 8 Notice come into effect on the 01 June 2021, with […]

Right to Rent: Changes for EU Nationals The government has made a further announcement on the 18 June 2021 concerning the Right to Rent: Changes for EU Nationals. The announcement confirmed that the temporary adjustments for right to rent checks in England (which were due to end on the 20 June 2021) will now end […]

Restrictions on evictions are set to be lifted as temporary measures put in place by the UK government due to COVID-19 are due to come to an end between 24th August 2020 and 30th September 2020, Landlord Advice UK is offering free legal support to landlords dealing with evictions as special protection from the Coronavirus Act 2020 […]

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has confirmed that the courts are to suspend all possession proceedings for 90 days. As of 26 March 2020, landlords will have to give all tenants no less than 3 months’ notice. The Coronavirus Act of 2020 confirms that: All landlords are required to give their tenant […]

Covid 19 and Gas Safety Checks The COVID-19 pandemic in the UK may make it more difficult for landlords to arrange annual safety checks in some cases, as tenants may need to self-isolate for 14 days or longer periods, and as registered gas engineers availability reduces due to the same measures. The Safe Register has […]