The impending Section 21 changes – what you need to know as a landlord.
Changes to the Section 21 Notice have now taken place which means all shorthold tenancies (ASTs), regardless of their start date, are to comply with guidelines when serving a Section 21 Notice to terminate a tenancy agreement.
Landlords and agents are now be required to use form 6A, the form prescribed by government combines both previous types of notices into a single notice for both periodic and fixed term tenancies. In addition, under the Deregulation Act 2015, landlords and agents wanting to issue their tenants with a section 21 notice must ensure they have shared the ‘How to rent: the checklist for renting in England’ guide with tenants, and also ensure the property has an up to date Gas Safety Certificate that the tenants have seen. The property must also have an up to date EPC (energy performance certificate) and landlords/agents must inform tenants which scheme their deposit is protected in and where abouts the property is licensed – this license needs to be provided to all tenants.
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