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Thursday, 02 April 2015 00:00

Landlords beware!

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Landlords in England are being warned that changes set to come into play from Monday (6th April) must be incorporated into all existing and future tenancy notices and agreements to ensure they are properly protected in respect of rights to possession, according to Section 8.

This means that from this date, any notice must be served using Form 3 of the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) Regulations (SI 620/2015).  A copy of the regulations can be found here http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/620/pdfs/uksi_20150620_en.pdf
tenThe basis for the update was to incorporate changes to the grounds for 7A and 14ZA of the Housing Act 1988, brought in by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

7A relates to:
·         conviction of a serious offence,
·         breach of an anti-social behaviour injunction which is linked to the dwelling-house,
·         breach of a criminal behaviour order,
·         imposition of a closure order or breach of an abatement notice in relation to statutory nuisance.

14ZA relates to the conviction of an indictable offence, which took place during and at the scene of a riot in the United Kingdom.

Full details of the new grounds can be found here http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/12/part/5
It is important that the new notice is used, particularly if you have reason to rely on the new grounds, as prior notices will not comply. Failure to serve the correct notice could result in claims for possession being dismissed.

Should you wish to discuss a landlord and tenant issue, or wish to commence an action to remove a tenant, please contact Danielle Blaylock 0151 281 9040 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Landlords beware!
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