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What is section 21 of the housing act 1988?


On 15 April 2019 the Government announced plans to abolish section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. Under section 21, so long as the initial fixed term is at least six months, Landlords are presently entitled to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) on two months’ notice without any underlying reason or fault on the part of the tenant.

What Does the Housing Act 1988 Mean for Landlords Today?

We have already mentioned the Section 21 Eviction Notice (also known as the No-Fault Eviction Notice) as this is part of the 1988 Housing Act. At the time of writing the government are consulting on banning these notices, the argument being that they are one of the biggest causes of homelessness in England.

What is the Housing Act 1988 and what rights does it give ? The Housing Act 1988 was a ‘watershed’ moment for the private rented sector, when the pendulum swung from tenants having virtually all the control over a property, to a more equitable situation, where a tenant has the right to live undisturbed in a property, but only for a certain period of time.

What‘s The Housing Act 1988 And What Rights Does it Give ? Most tenants, however, are unlikely to take this step in light of the powers you have, as a landlord, to end the tenancy in accordance with Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. What’s more, landlords now have the ability to increase rents without using the notice procedure, opting …

How to Serve a Section 21 and Section 8 Notice of Eviction ?

There are two different kinds of eviction notice that refer to different parts of the Housing Act (1988): Section 21 and Section 8, and they set you off on two slightly different eviction pathways. Serving either notice will be usually be enough to prompt tenants to …

How to Increase the Rent by Serving a Section 13 Notice ? What is a Section 13 Notice? Section 13 is a way for landlords to increase the rent they charge for a property. It refers to Section 13 of the Housing Act (1988). Landlords can only use Section 13 for assured periodic tenancies. These are tenancies that are not within a fixed term.

What is a Section 20 Notice ? (1) is the notice served in relation to early shorthold tenancies under the Housing Act 1988, and the other, (2) refers to section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, as amended by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act (CLRA) 2002, which involves leasehold property and consultation with leaseholders on major works.

When is a Long Lease not a Long Lease?

Under that Act, when a long lease comes to an end, the tenant is likely to qualify for an assured tenancy which is afforded further protection under the Housing Act 1988. In order to take advantage of this protection, the lease needs to meet the qualifying criteria: 1. it must be long tenancy (that is a lease of more than 21 years); and. 2.

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