Changing landscape of residential tenancy law

17th January 2020

Changing landscape of residential tenancy law

The first legislation of 2020 that is set to shape the landscape of residential tenancy law, is likely to be the abolition of Section 21.

Specialist property lawyer Nyree Applegarth says: “As had been highly anticipated, the Queen’s Speech at the end of 2019 confirmed that the Section 21 notice procedure for ending residential tenancies is going to be abolished.

“We heard that this will be achieved by a new Bill called the Renters Reform Bill, which will abolish Section 21, strengthen a Landlord’s rights to recover possession, reform the Court process to improve recovery and make information on the Rogue Landlord database more available to the public. 

“How this is all going to work rests on the Government’s response to the consultation on reforming Section 21, which closed in the autumn of 2019.  For now however, we must just continue to watch this space.”

If you would like to discuss any of the issues raise in this article, please contact Property Disputes Partner, Nyree Applegarth.



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