The new government’s Queens Speech confirmed that there will be a Bill that will involve the ending of section 21 evictions under the Housing Act 1988, commonly known as the ‘no fault eviction’ procedure. In a press release published on 19 December 2019 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP […]

Updated Section 21 Notice The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), again, had made an error on the Form 6A, section 21 notice. The error was corrected and Form 6A was updated on 12 August 2019. However, the Form 6A update was updated without any accompanying statutory instrument which means the updated Form […]

New Form of Section 21 Notice  The Section 21 Notice is being amended to incorporate the changes made under the Tenant Fees Act 2019 which brings further restrictions on serving a Section 21 Notice under the Housing Act 1988 where a landlord has taken a prohibited payment.  The amendments to the Section 21 Notice (Form […]

Government Proposal to Abolish Section 21 Following a recent announcement by Theresa May, the Government will be launching a consultation for the proposed abolition of the ground for eviction, known as the “no-fault eviction”, section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.   Prime Minister Theresa May said:  “Everyone renting in the private sector has the right […]

Bali v Manaquel Company Limited, County Court at Central London (HHJ Hand QC), 15th April 2016. Mr Bali was the assured shorthold tenant of Manaquel Company Limited. A tenancy deposit was paid by Mr Bali to Manaquel in connection with the tenancy and the tenancy deposit was protected within the required 30 days. A section […]

Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz. Central London County Court. 2 February 2018 (See judgement here). The circuit judge was HHJ Jan Luba QC (an experienced housing lawyer and an author of the LAG Housing Law Caselaw books amongst others). DJ Bloom had dismissed an accelerated possession claim by Caridon Property by concluding that Regulation […]

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 […]