In the recent Queen’s Speech, plans were outlined for the Renters Reform Bill. This included an update on the abolition of Section 21 evictions and when we might see it. Will Bartley summarises the Queen’s Speech; outlining the key takeaways for landlords.
Frettens’ own ‘Insolvency Guru’ Malcolm Niekirk recently provided his update on understanding rent arbitrations for insolvency practitioners.
Housing Secretary Michael Gove announced the ‘Levelling Up’ White Paper yesterday, which will attempt to “change the economic model of this country”.
Property Litigation specialist lawyer, Will Bartley, provides advice on why a suitable AST is required to be provided by the landlord at the start of the tenancy; discussing what this has meant for landlords and tenants.
Property Litigation specialist lawyer, Will Bartley, provides an update on how residential lettings have been impacted by the pandemic; what this has meant for landlords and tenants; and how this will evolve over the next few months.
In this Q&A: Property Litigation specialist lawyer, Will Bartley, provides an update on how Airbnb style lettings of residential flats can be problematic for leaseholders, who could be in breach of their lease without knowing it.
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the ban on commercial evictions is set to be extended. Landlord & Tenant lawyer Will Bartley looks at the extension, outlining the key dates and discussing the impact for commercial landlords and tenants.
Rent arrears are a real concern for UK landlords they can have a significant impact on their ability to pay their mortgage and ongoing bills.
Will Bartley looks at the new mandatory electrical safety requirements for rented property. Detailing what the regulations mean for landlords and tenants.
Will Bartley looks at the most recent eviction ban extension which was announced on March 10th 2021. He discusses what was announced and how it effects landlords and tenants in the UK.
Will Bartley breaks down the new standard tenancy agreement, which prevents landlords placing blanket bans on pets. He describes what the new rules mean for landlords and tenants.
Will Bartley looks at the latest extension to the ban of Bailiff enforcement of eviction which will run until March 31st, looking into substantial arrears and how they fit into the extension. As well as this, Will compiles the contrasting reactions to the eviction ban extension and gives his own specialist view.
Further changes to the government’s COVID eviction laws were announced on Friday night and have attracted a mixed response. Will Bartley, Landlord & Tenant specialist, provides an overview.
The government announced this week that the ban on business evictions will be extended until March 31st 2021.
It will mean that the eviction moratorium, first announced in March this year, will have been in place for over a year. The ban on evicting commercial tenants had already been extended twice, however the announcement indicated that this will be the final extension.
Anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, trespass, serious rent arrears and false statement. Will Bartley explains the circumstances in which the Christmas eviction ban does not apply.
What is the Christmas evictions truce? Can tenants be evicted in a local lockdown? What are the dates of the Christmas evictions ban? What are the exceptions to the truce? Specialist Landlord and tenant solicitor Will Bartley provides the answers.
Announcement of the extension of ban on evictions being progressed by the Courts to 20th September 2020; as well as the extension of notice period for both Section 21 and Section 8 to 6 months from 3 months effective from now.
The government announced on Friday 21st August, that the coronavirus ban on evictions would be extended by four weeks .
The announcement came just two days before the ban was due to end, having already been extended.
When are landlords able to start the eviction process now that the ban on evictions is going to be lifted?
It would appear the government will not be extending the ban on evictions currently in place due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Lord Greenhalgh, of the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, confirmed that “the courts will begin to process possession cases again” from 24th August. He was speaking in response to parliamentary questions on Wednesday 1st June.
Evictions from social or private rented accommodation are now suspended until at least 23rd August.
The government also announced that new court rules will ensure vulnerable renters will be protected when the suspension of evictions ends.
Can I be evicted during the coronavirus lockdown? Is there a ban on evictions during COVID 19 outbreak?
Will Bartley looks at the effects of the coronavirus lockdown on landlords and tenants, and explores the ban on evictions and rental arrears.
Is your rented accommodation fit for purpose? What is the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018? Will Bartley outlines the new legislation on standards of rented accommodation.
The proposals for the UK Renters’ Reform Bill were announced during the Queen’s Speech in December 2019.Proposals included scrapping section 21 and a lifetime deposit scheme for tenants. Will Bartley explains all about it.
We understand that for the vast majority of residential lettings there are no problems when it comes to ending the tenancy agreement. It is common across the UK for landlords and tenants to agree to a termination date and for the tenant to move out without...
For many years, legislation and rules have been in place to protect tenant’s deposits. Despite this, many tenants are still unaware of the obligations imposed upon their landlords to protect their deposit. Student tenancies...
Tenants could be given minimum three-year letting agreements to increase security for those who rent a home. Three year tenancy terms The Government is proposing to allow people who rent in the private sector to opt for...