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
The government this week starting Sunday 20th December, will be announcing new laws to tackle the rogue landlords and letting agents.
Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has just tweeted affirmation of his new proposals. The news has been conveniently leaked to the Sun newspaper and confirms suspicions of the sector, that there will be a huge clampdown.
The proposals for the new regulations will and will form part of the new Housing and Planning Bill which MPS will be debating after their Christmas return to Westminster.
The new measures will include:
The new rogue landlord and letting database that will be created and used by local authorities.
New powers given to councils to ‘award’ civil penalty notices to continual offenders, which the Sun quotes will “provide an instant deterrent for criminal operators”.
A new levy of fines will be introduced of up to £30,000, for landlords and lettings agents who rent out hazardous and filthy properties. Those particularly targeted will be those failing to put right any overcrowding, unsafe, damp and poor sanitation issues.
Constant offenders will be banned from letting out ‘homes’.
The Sun quotes Lewis saying: “The private rental sector is still afflicted by too many rogues, who rent dangerous, dirty and overcrowded properties without a thought for the welfare of their tenants. We are determined to crack down.”
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.