We provide an additional risk assessment service, the purpose of which is to determine if the landlords has the relevant obligations which if not complied with could prevent the serving of an eviction notice or give rise to issues in court should court proceedings be initiated. The assessment could help have foresight of possible issues and enables steps to be taken to prevent any issues foreseen to increase the chances of a smooth eviction and enabling our guaranteed eviction service.

The risk assessment service is particularly important for where the landlord wants to serve or already has served a section 21 notice (under the Housing Act 1988). This is because followings legislation and regulation enacted from 01 October 2015, the section 21 notice now falls subject to more laws than ever before. In short, before a landlord can serve a valid section 21 notice there is a list of obligation to first meet imposed under the Deregulation Act 2015 and The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015. This is also dependable on what the date the assured shorthold tenancy agreement commenced, for example a tenancy agreement which commenced before 01 October 2015 will not fall subject to all recent laws aforementioned. However, this is only the case until 01 October 2018, from which these laws will apply to all assured shorthold tenancy agreements whether or not they commenced before, on or after 01 October 2015.

Though the risk assessment is particularly important for landlords who wish to rely on section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, the assessment is entirely beneficial for all eviction cases and helps educates landlords at the same time as to what their obligations are or how to conduct themselves in certain circumstances.

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