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Lawyer warns of Section 21 confusion

Eviction: Section 21, the possession procedure in England, which has been a lifeline for landlords with bad tenants since the introduction of the Housing Act...

Evictions report “misleading and distorted” claims RLA

A row has erupted over figures produced by a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, claiming that landlords are evicting tenants without good reason. Writing in The...

Is rent in advance a deposit?

Advance Rent: Piggot v Slaven and Johnson v. Old There are two important cases which clarify (though not necessarily decisively) the position on landlords accepting...

Tenant’s Notice-to-Quit – Periodic Tenancies

Ending a Tenancy: What are the rules governing the ending of a statutory periodic tenancy (SPT) by the tenant, especially when the periods of the...

Repair Reporting Issues and Section 21

Changes to the law on Section 21 and in particular how landlords deal with reported repair issues is now of crucial importance if section...

New Section 21 & Revenge Eviction Rules

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...

Avoiding Rent Arrears

Rent arrears: Around Christmas time is a typical period for rent arrears and as a landlord if you have not had an incident of rent...

Serving Notices – Is it Reasonable?

Is your notice understandable by a reasonable recipient, even if you made mistakes? This is the "reasonable recipient test". When serving a notice under a...

Accelerated Possession

The Accelerated Possession Procedure Updated February 2017 Under the Housing Acts 1988 and 1996 and the terms of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) the landlord has...