New Changes to Section 21 coming into force
Fri 04 Sep 2015
Landlords should be aware that there are a number of important changes coming into force on 1st October in relation to Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. They will apply to tenancies entered into on or after that date. The changes affect the issuing of S21 Notices.
Landlords will no longer be able to serve a Section 21 Notice if they have breached certain of their legal obligations, such as failing to provide an EPC, a gas safety certificate or carrying out repairs.
A Section 21 Notice will no longer be invalid if the date of possession given on it is not the last date of the tenancy period. As long as the full two months notice is given the notice will be valid.
It will no longer be possible to serve a Scetion 21 Notice until the tenant has lived in the property for a minimum of 4 months.
A Section 21 Notice will only be valid for 6 months from the date on which it was given
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