Lettings Legal Update

It’s been a busy few weeks for our team with a number of property related changes coming into force on the 1st of June including a new s21 notice, new how to rent booklet and of course the tenant fee ban which we've been posting about over the last few weeks.

It’s incredibly important to note that these changes will not only affect estate agents but landlords all across the country. If landlords use the wrong How To Rent Guide, wrong form is served or illegal fees charged to your tenants then this may invalidate any later s21 making it challenging to evict your tenants

Below is a recap of some of the changes and as always if you have any questions please get in touch with a member of our team.

We have summarised these below but if you have any queries don’t hesitate to contact a member of the team and we will be happy to help.

The New Form 6a (Section 21 Notice

has been provided by the Government – This prescribed form should be used to provide notice to all assured shorthold tenants moving forward, whenever their tenancy agreement was entered into.

Over the last few years the Government has worked on various property 'how to' guides. Their newest guide

How To Rent Booklet is now in force and should be served prior to signing all new Assured Short Hold Tenancy agreements

The Tenant Fee Act 2019 has now been introduced. The ban applies to assured shorthold tenancies, tenancies of student accommodation and licences to occupy housing in the private rented sector.