Changes to Notice Periods for Serving a Section 8 Notice 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 […]

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 […]

Courts to Consider Remote Hearings The media have been criticising Judges for not having yet joined the 21st century in that majority of the courts are not set up to easily accommodate court hearings remotely. Remote hearings can be conducted by way of a telephone conference, Skype and other platforms. In a statement, the Ministry […]

Mortgage lenders announce further support for homeowners and landlords Lenders representing banks, building societies and other specialist lenders have come together to announce additional support for homeowners and residential landlords.  The support for landlords includes extending the option of a payment holiday of up to three months to residential buy-to-let landlords who have tenants who […]

A complete ban on evictions and additional protection for landlords and renters On 18 March 2020, the Government announced its plan to bring in emergency legislation to suspend new evictions in relation to both social and private rented accommodation while the national Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency is taking place. The Government’s plan includes: Emergency legislation to […]

We recently acted for a landlord in relation to a tenants’ application for a rent repayment order and have now received the Tribunals decision. The tenant applied to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for 12 months’ worth of rent to be repaid to them resulting from our client letting an unlicensed house in multiple occupation […]

Serving a Valid Section 21 Notice  Following the Deregulation Act 2015 being enacted, the section 21 procedure has become more complex than it was prior to the enactment of this Act. This is because there are now more legal obligations to meet, known as the prescribed requirements, which if not complied with, will result in […]