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 […]

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 […]

The Governments data shows it is taking longer for landlords to repossess properties through the courts. However. the number of landlord possession actions for all court stages have decreased. Figures from the Ministry of Justice show it took 17.3 weeks on average for a claim to result in a repossession. This is one week longer than […]

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 […]

What to do when your tenant dies? Where a property is rented under an assured shorthold tenancy to a sole tenant and that tenant dies, the death of the tenant does not automatically bring the tenancy to an end. Sometimes there will be a successor to the tenancy. Their only or principal home On the […]