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More restrictions on tenant Eviction and Debt recovery 2020 to 2021


Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020 To protect against Coronavirus transmission, the Government has passed The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020 (‘the Regulations’). This legislation introduces yet another new temporary ban on tenant eviction albeit with limited exemptions.  This latest move to restrict …

Free Landlord Helpline for UK Landlords 2020

landlord helpline

Landlord helpline gives members direct access to practising housing lawyers, who are specialists in housing law. The landlord helpline is managed by BLA consultants who are experienced in dealing with bad tenants.  The law relating to the Letting industry can be complicated, more so due to COVID-19 and the recent regulations. The BLA legal team can help to ease the …

7 top tips how to evict a tenant quickly under Coronavirus


Eviction process under COVID-19 Under Covid-19, the UK government has passed legislation hitherto to prevent landlords from evicting their tenants. First, we had the total ban on evictions in March this was again extended in August. Then the Government introduced extended eviction notice periods from 2 months for section 21 to 6 months’ notice period. For section 8 notice the …

Is it worth being a landlord in 2020, is it still profitable?

Is it worth being a landlord in 2020?

Is being a landlord worth it Due to a raft of legislation in the last few years not forgetting some adverse tax changes for landlords, one does wonder being a landlord worth it. Due to Covid-19 and the massive government debt, landlords commercial and residential landlords can expect further taxes for the property investment sector. Suppose for every 200 tenants …

Notice period & Eviction process rules changed again – 6 months notice and other changes


Further changes to legislation have now been made again to the notice period when evicting a tenant. Landlords must now give their tenants 6 months’ notice before they can evict their tenants. This will remain in force until March 2021. 6 month notice period to evict tenants The Government has made it clear; it will do all it can to …

Landlords Association List for 2020 – Which is the best UK association for landlords to join?

Landlord Associations

Most associations only represent residential landlords, the National residential landlord’s association (NRLA) only represent residential landlords. The British Landlords association represent residential landlords and commercial landlords too. Commercial landlords save for the COVID-19 period have less need for support from a professional organisation, and this is due to several reasons. Most commercial properties are let on a long lease which …

New Mandatory Electrical Safety legislation for landlords comes in on (England) from July 1st 2020

Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations

Landlord Electrical Safety legislation 2020 Landlords need to be aware the electrical safety certificates will in law become mandatory for all new tenancies in England from July 1st, 2020. All existing tenancies will have to comply on or before April 1st, 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, under the government’s guidance, landlords and letting, agents are required to continue to provide …

Section 8 Notices: Whose address to include?

Section 8 Notices: Whose address to include? 1

New Section 8 Notice At a time when changing rules and the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic are making it harder for landlords to regain possession of their properties, a recent case in the court of appeal stands out. Where a tenant has accrued substantial rent arrears, landlords will often serve a notice on the tenant pursuant to section 8 of the …

How to Defend a tenants deposit claim

how to low deposit compensation

To be in compliance with the Section 213 Housing Act 2004, any money taken from a tenant as a security deposit must be protected in a Government approved scheme within 30 days of receiving it. Just to clarify, it is NOT a legal requirement to take a deposit, so this legislation only applies to those landlords that have taken a deposit …

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