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.