Eviction Changes

Are you a private landlord with tenancies pre-dating October 2015?

The UK Government has issued a notice supporting Landlords as they prepare to make changes to the eviction regulations.

From Monday 1st October, section 21 eviction rules introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015 will be extended to apply to most tenancy agreements in England - not just those which started or were renewed after October 2015.

This means a landlord will now be allowed to evict a tenant on the assured shorthold tenancy (AST) agreement providing they issue a two month notice period.

Most private tenants will have an AST in place which started in 1997 but was not provided to the Landlord.

In 2015, the Deregulation Act was changed for Landlords with new tenancies after October 2015 must use the Form 6A requirements and retaliatory restrictions form which allowed Landlords to only be able to serve notice after the first four months of any tenancy.

The 2015 changes also saw the implementation of retaliatory eviction provisions, preventing a landlord from serving a section 21 notice within six months of an improvement notice or emergency remedial action notice served by a local authority.

An eviction process is never a situation Landlords want to experience, but the 2015 Deregulation Act put in place meant Landlords were unable to act if rent were not being paid or if there were no other alternative then to evict a tenant.

Our role is to ensure all Landlords are updated on regulatory changes and if needed to seek legal guidance we have a dedicated team able to support you.

You’re in safe hands

Trust our team of local experts to provide the best advice on a wide range of legal and financial issues whenever you’re facing a life change and need the best support.

0800 389 2939

Our team are available, weekdays 8am-8pm & Saturdays 9am-1pm

Find Your BranchMEET THE TEAM

She'll be glad you planned ahead

Organising your finances today, while planning for the future can be a challenge. We’ll put the kettle on – and take the pressure off.

GET EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE

You'll know when it's time to talk

From making a will, to matters of business law our qualified solicitors can offer advice and guidance. Pop in for a chat or call us to make your free appointment.

GET EXPERT LEGAL ADVICE

Sign up for our newsletter

Your details

No charge. Cancel anytime. We value your privacy and will not share your details.

© Poole Townsend 2017 - 2018. All rights reserved.
Poole Townsend solicitors Ltd (Company no:10964550) is a company registered in England and Wales with its registered office at 69-75 Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1RP. A list of directors is available at the registered office address. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 647087. We are independent financial advisers authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. VAT registration number :154365563

Poole Townsend Estates Ltd. (Company No: 10960705) is a company registered in England and Wales with its registered office at 69-75 Duke Street, Barrow in Furness LA14 1RP. A list of directors is available at the registered office address. Regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers to provide Conveyancing services. (Firm no: 3438) VAT registration number 288092466. Our Estate Agency is a member of the Property Ombudsman scheme.

Professional Indemnity Insurance – please contact Martin Oates at the address above if you require details of cover held

Registered with the Information Commissioners Office for data protection purposes (ICO No: Z5054999)
close

Book Your Free Valuation

Fill out the form below and we'll get in touch to arrange your free valuation.

Your Details

We value your privacy and will not share your details.

Top