Section 21

What Are the Latest Rules Around Possession Claims?

Initially, the Coronavirus Act 2020 suspended possession claims for 90 days from 27 March but earlier in June that suspension was extended until 23 August 2020. Only then can landlords notify tenants that they intend to seek possession. This...

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
Everything You Should Know About Section 21

As the Government has announced plans to repeal Section 21 of the housing act, we take a look at what this means for letting agents and landlords.

Known as the ‘no-fault-evictions’ legislation,...

A Brief Introduction to Section 8

With the anticipated end of Section 21, Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 is another way for a landlord to terminate a tenancy. And while it might look easy on paper (unlike Section 21, a Section...

Is the End of Section 21 Good or Bad?

It’s been a busy year for the lettings industry, with changes to legislation aplenty. We’ve already had the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (aka the fees ban), as well as the introduction of the Fitness for...

How to Serve a Section 21 Notice Correctly

 

If you took a poll of the biggest gripes of lettings agents, the serving of Section 21 notices would probably be near, if not at, the top of the list. It’s a process that can be difficult to...

How Simple Admin Mistakes Can Void Your Right to Evict a Tenant Under...

If you’re a landlord looking to end a tenancy, there’s every chance that you’ll need to serve your tenant with a Section 21 notice to do so - after all, 24,000 Section 21 notices were correctly...

5 Things Landlords Must Do at the Beginning of a Tenancy to Serve a...

Section 21 allows landlords to legally and reasonably ask tenants to leave (with two months’ notice) without having to provide a reason, but their ability to serve a valid Section 21 notice rests...

How Can Letflo Help Letting Agents Comply With Section 21 Changes?

Recent statistics released by legal firm Kirwans state that a staggering 70% of eviction notices issued by landlords to tenants have been deemed invalid. [1]

How Can Agents Mitigate the Risk Associated With Section 21?

To mitigate the risk associated with Section 21, letting agents must be able to evidence that they have taken the appropriate measures to be compliant at the beginning of the tenancy.

What Is A Section 21 Notice?

Update: The government has announced their intention to abolish Section 21 in early 2019. It is unlikely that the government will remove the law without another legislation to fill some of the...

Section 21 Changes - New Guide For Letting Agents
With agencies across England still getting to grips with the fundamental changes to Section 21 we at Fixflo and The Association of Residential Letting Agents ( ARLA) have produced timelines to...
Deregulation Act: Help For Agents

From 1 October 2015 there are a suite of changes to the Section 21 process for new tenancies in England.