From 01 October 2015 a new prescribed form of section 21 notice was required to be used for any Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (‘AST’) commencing on or after 01 October 2015. The Form 6A was also amended following its first publication by the Department for Local Communities and Government. As confirmed by s.41 of the […]

The Government has rejected a petition signed by nearly 10,400 agents that proposed a tenant fees cap instead of an outright ban. The petition was started by a letting agent Rob Farrelly who began his own business Friend & Farrelly Property Services eight years ago, e-petition 206569 was signed by agents all over the UK. […]

The High Court has given permission for a legal review to be launched into the Government’s Right to Rent policy. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has been granted permission by the High Court to proceed with their legal challenge against the policy. When Theresa May was Home Secretary, she introduced the […]

All lettings agents will soon be required by law to sign up to an approved Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme or face a fine. Almost 9 million households in England’s private rented and leasehold sectors will benefit from stronger protections against rogue letting and managing agents thanks to new government proposals announced . A new […]

Guarantor Agreement Landlord Advice UK assisted a guarantor to an Amigo Loan agreement defend a claim brought against them for the failure of the borrower to pay back the loan to Amigo Loans. Guarantor loan provider Amigo Loans, which markets itself as a loan option for people with bad credit, has had a recent claim […]

A known technicality which we see time and time again when checking the validity of a section 21 notice that a landlord or agent has drafted and served themselves is the incorrect expiry date (date of which the tenant(s) must vacate the property after) being inserted on the notice. Where a section 21 notice was […]

The Deregulation Act 2015 which was passed by Parliament in March 2015 brings many new regulations for landlords, section 33 of the said Act particularly brings many changes to the way in which the section 21 notice (under the Housing Act 1988 (as amended)) is used by landlords and their agents. Section 33 of the […]