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Section 21 Possession claims are failing due to minor but little known hurdles which means numerous claims are thrown out of court, that’s according to St. Albans Chambers barrister, Michael Grant. The Section 21 possession claims process is a highly...
As from 1st October 2015 new regulations came into force which affect the no-fault section 21 eviction rules, they bring in new measures to prevent landlords evicting tenants simply because they complain about repair issues, they bring new requirements...
As most Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) are by definition, short, there is usually no need for landlords to get involved in processing a rent increase. However, some ASTs run for long periods after the fixed term has ended, i.e., when...
Perhaps now is an opportune time to review the process of using section 21 notices as a recent court decision (Spencer v Taylor 2013), after 25 years of use of these notices, could be a real game changer. Section 21...
We are often asked questions about uncollected goods left in rental properties when tenants leave or when they abandon the tenancy, so here is a typical example: Uncollected Goods – My tenant left behind a considerable amount of personal possessions...
Accelerated Possession Procedure - I'm a landlord with a tenant not paying rent. The tenancy is now periodic (the fixed term ended 6 weeks ago) so can I quickly regain possession using the accelerated possession process. The accelerated possession procedure...
Good Left in the Premises or Uncollected Goods Frequently, tenants leave goods after their tenancy has concluded or when they have abandon the premises during a tenancy. Uncollected goods and possessions left or abandoned in premises by tenants can pose...
Ending a residential tenancy on the ground of "false statement by the tenant" The Housing Act 1988 as amended by the Housing Act 1996 makes provision for the possession of residential properties let under Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies. However, a landlord can...

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Tenant Eviction There are several reasons why you may want to evict a tenant but the main one usually is non-payment of rent. Often there are other reasons as well such as: neighbour problems. damage to the property. the tenant has absconded With non payment...
What is Abandonment? Abandonment is when a tenant leaves the property (usually without notifying the landlord or agent) before the tenancy has ended. Very often this occurs when the tenant owes rent and the tenant may or may not leave...