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 HSE (Health and Safety Executive) after investigating a landlord on failure to carry out gas checks, successfully prosecuted the owner of the property in Slough. The landlord was ordered to pay over £10,00 in fines and costs.
The landlord, over a four year period from 2010 to 2014, had not bothered to maintain or check any of the gas appliances in the property that he rented out to a family. His failure to do so could have put the family's lives in danger.
The Magistrates' Court in Slough was told that during the four years the family did not receive one single annual Gas Safety Certificate for the property, that should have been provided by a registered gas engineer.
The landlord was made aware of the legal requirement and did not respond to the local council's abatement notice and took no notice of the HSE's warnings.
When a Gas Safe Register engineer did finally visit the property, it was found that the seal around the boiler's flue was inadequate and therefore dangerous. The boiler was also fitted with the wrong gas supply pipes and was classed as 'At Risk'.
The landlord was fined £9,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,941, after owning up to two breaches of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations and a further charge for not carrying out further necessary actions, as stipulated by the HSE Improvement Notice.
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.