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Landlord and Tenant News
Have you served the appropriate reactivation notice to your tenants or are you a landlord who has experienced difficulties with tenants during lockdown? There may be light at the end of the tunnel. With the rules on evictions changing again on 20 September 2020, 200 extra judges have been drafted to help with housing possession...
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The Coronavirus Act 2020 (the Act) Section 81 – protection from eviction. Schedule 29 makes provision about notice periods in relation to possession proceedings in respect of certain residential tenancies etc. The Act states that the “relevant period” to which this section relates ends on 30 September 2020 however, this date may be extended.  The...
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Since the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, Landlords have been required to make sure that all gas appliances fittings and flues in a let property are safe for tenants to use. A Landlord is also responsible to ensure that any installation and repair/maintenance work to gas appliances are undertaken by an engineer who...
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From 1 October 2015, big changes were made to section 21 Housing Act 1988 for tenancies in England. Extra requirements were introduced whereby a section 21 notice (two months no fault notice) could not be served unless an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), gas safety check certificate and the government’s How to Rent Guide had been...
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All landlords and tenants of domestic premises should be aware of a recent amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1995 that requires residential rented accommodation to be provided and maintained in a state of fitness for human habitation. The new Act comes into force on the 20th March 2019 and amends the Landlord and...
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Great news for the North East as Thirteen Housing Group announces plans to invest over £1 billion over the next five years into improving homes for existing customers as well as building new homes.  Some of these new homes will be available on the Help to Buy: Shared Ownership scheme. You can read more about...
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