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April 10, 2019

Can the Landlord be too early?

 
1. I recently represented the landlord in a protracted tenancy dispute in the County Court.  After three hearings, a single issue remained to be decided: whether the landlord had satisfied the requirement of s.213(6) of the Housing Act 2004, in circumstances where the tenant contended that the prescribed information had been provided too early. 


The statutory framework 


2. Sections 213 and 214 of the Housing Act 2004 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) pro...

October 10, 2015

Since 1988, it may be only a small exaggeration to suppose that few questions are asked with such regularity as “is my section 21 notice valid?” Housing lawyers have naturally greeted news of a change to the rules surrounding s.21 (that is, of course, of the Housing Act 1988) with a customary mixture of amusement, delight, incredulity and disdain.

 

In this article, Graeme Kirk considers a number of changes recently introduced in the private (short term) rental sector, including to the s.21 notic...

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