Section 21 Tenant Evictions Notices are now
6 MONTHS NOTICE - applies from 29th Aug 2020
The PIMS Tenancy Agreement complies with the Tenant Fees Ban June 2019
One of the first councils in the UK that introduced licensing for all landlords is now taking on the small numbers of letting agents that are ripping off tenants and landlords unlawfully.
Four agents upon the initial visit closed down and there are 32 more agents under investigation.
Ten penalty charge notices (PCN) of £1,000 have also been issued to letting agents who are also acting as estate agents but do not belong to an approved redress scheme.
The council has put together a code of practice that lettings agents must comply with to operate within the borough.
They must also ensure that they give tenants copies of the property licence and all information given to tenants and landlords must be truly accurate.
Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, said: “The Fair Lettings Project has been a great success with the majority of letting agents now operating within the law. We have already seen the prosecution of one letting agent who continued to work illegally which is to the detriment of both tenants and landlords.
“Forty per cent of all Newham households rent privately and many depend on a largely unregulated industry. It is encouraging that so many of the letting agents are now complying with the law and we will support those who need help and assistance. The project complements our private sector licensing scheme which has already raised standards across the private sector. We will continue to work hard to ensure Newham residents who rent privately are not exploited and get a decent roof over their head.”
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.