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.