Changes introduced by the 2004 Housing Act and 2015 Deregulation Bill are an imposition for Landlords and Letting Agents. Fail to comply with the Deposit or HMO/Selective Licencing legislation and you will have problems regaining possession. If in doubt call the Members Helpline.
26th March 2020 - CoronaVirus Emergency Legislation 2020 Section 8 and Section 21 Notice require that court proceedings cannot commence for a period of no less than three months from when notice deemed served READ MORE
THE Ban ON TENANT FEES JUNE 2019 - SEE PIMS GUIDE AND NEW HOLDING DEPOSIT FORM.
In recent years there has been significant new Landlord Letting Legislation and numerous revisions to previous Housing Acts - to be frank much is punitive, over burden, over kill and confusing. To make it easier to digest we have created PIMS Time line summary 1925 - 2018. If in doubt call the Members Helpline. For related Letters Notices & Forms see PIMS Document Centre. The newest law with the most severe punitive implications is the 2015 Deregulation Bill
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.