New Section 21 Rules Now In Full Force

Posted by Matt on 5th October 2018

Let-Only Landlords Take Note! 

Again, this is really one that our Let-Only landlords need to give their full attention to as we have this covered for our Full-Management landlords; it's all part of the service.

So Let-Only landlords, as of the 1st October 2018 all Assured Shorthold Tenancies, regardless of their start date, need to comply with guidelines as to when and how a landlord can serve a Section 21 Notice, thus enabling them to terminate a tenancy.

The Form 6a

Instead of the previous Section 21 Notice, landlords are now required to use a Form 6A. This form, prescribed by the Government, combines the two previous types of Notices into a single Notice for both fixed-term and periodic. In other-words, our let-only landlords need to stop using their existing Notices, as of last week.

And The Rest...

In addition to this, under the Deregulation Act 2015, our Let-Only landlords intending to serve their tenants with a Section 21 Notice should make sure they have also issued the ‘How to rent: the checklist for renting in England’ guide to their tenants; an up-to-date Gas Safety Certificate; the property’s Energy Performance Certificate (except when the property isn’t required to have one);  and inform the tenants which scheme their deposit is protected under. And, just in case that is not enough, where the property is licensed, provide a copy of the licence to the tenants. 

Time To Move Up?

If any of our Let-Only landlords wish to avoid such headaches as these, and those of The Deregulation Act 2015, then please give us a call to discuss moving up to our Full Management Service, where we do all of this for you.

By Matt

Redbrick Properties was established back in 2002 and since then has gone from strength to strength building up a fine portfolio of residential properties along the way.

We could never be accused of being a faceless agency as both Mark and I still work front-line in the office along side our experienced and capable staff.