Buy-to-let landlords must now provide tenants with at least six months’ notice period prior to seeking possession through the courts in most cases, including section and section 21 evictions, as well as rent arrears under six months.
Legislation relating to the new temporary notice period in England was introduced on Saturday 29 August, and will remain in place until at least 31 March 2021, except in the most serious of cases, such as incidents of anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse perpetrators. But are there potential issues with the notice period changes?
A leading property litigation and housing lawyer will host a free online briefing tomorrow
David Smith, a partner at JMW Solicitors and Legal Counsel at the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), will present the free briefing in partnership with Fixflo.
The new process is complicated by the fact that the six-month notice period is not uniform and in certain cases far shorter notice periods are possible, and that is why Smith wants to offer some much-needed clarity to the procedures surrounding section 8 and section 21 notices.
Smith will dissect the background of the regulations and point out the immediate impact these changes will have on pending and future possession claims.
The webinar will also highlight potential issues with the new rules and how agents and landlords could accelerate possession claims under section 8 of the Housing Act.
Registration is completely free, and all registered participants will be sent a link to the full recording and relevant reading materials afterward.
The live stream will take place tomorrow, 4 September 2020, 10 - 11 AM BST.
You can register now, for free, by clicking here.