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
According to the latest research by an online letting agent, an increasing number of rogue tenants are preventing eviction by damaging their rented ‘homes’.
They are taking advantage of the new laws introduced in October of this year that were implemented to stamp out revenge evictions.
If any landlords who do not carry out genuine requests for repairs, will be banned from using a Section 21 notice to ‘retrieve’ their property back.
The letting agent claims that their research found out that 10% of tenants have caused over £500 worth of damage to their rented ‘homes’. The company believes that more and more tenants are trying to stop eviction proceedings by deliberately causing damage. The main reason for evictions is non payment of rent.
The company is backing up its claims by revealing figures that show, that property damage accounts for 56% of deposit disputes and is 17% higher than 2009.
Jane Morris, the managing director of the company, said: ‘While in principle the legislation is a good move, ensuring that landlords don’t evict tenants because of a genuine disrepair issue, it is open to dishonest tenants bending the law to avoid eviction. Landlords need to ensure that they make regular checks on their properties and handle tenants’ complaints about damage, quickly and efficiently. If landlords are suspicious that the damage is intentional to avoid eviction, they should consult legal advice.’
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.