Residential Lettings Law

Extended mandatory HMO licensing requirements

The extended mandatory HMO licensing requirements is effective as of 1st October 2018. The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018 2 (‘the Prescribed Description Order 2018’) has the effect of: Extending the scope of section 55(2)(a) of the Housing Act 2004 (‘the Act’) Extending the scope of section 55(2)(a) of […]

Section 21 Vacant Possession

Repossessions hit record high: Section 21 Vacant Possession Section 21 landlord possessions hit record heights According to new statistics from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) the total number of evictions reached a record high of 42,728. Whilst the overall possession claims fell during the year to 148,043, the numbers of accelerated possession cases have … […]

Section 21 Notice

Section 21 Notice and the Deregulation Act A Section 21 Notice is used by a landlord (giving at least 2 months notice) to gain possession of a property that has been let/ rented under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). If the tenancy started after April 2007, the tenant’s deposit must also have been placed with […]

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