The Government have now launched their consultation on the proposed repeal of the section 21 evictions and to end the assured shorthold tenancy regime. The consultation paper states: “We intend to deliver the intention to remove section 21 by removing the assured shorthold tenancy regime. Section 21 notices can only be served under assured shorthold […]

After the first news concerning the section 21 evictions being abolished, the Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech today at the Housing 2019 conference.  The Prime Minister stated: “We are re-balancing the relationship between tenant and landlord, making major changes that will make an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of millions of […]

Following the first announcement from the Government to reform the way in which landlords can recover possession of their properties in England, James Brokenshire, the current Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has made a written statement on 23 April 2019 concerning the Governments’ intention to repeal section 21 of the Housing […]

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 […]

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 […]