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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department(2019) EWHC 452 (Admin) – Official transcript is available here. This was a claim for judicial review brought by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (“JCWI”) of the Right to Rent Scheme which was enacted […]

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 […]