If the already complicated deposit requirements wasn’t enough the government has now made it mandatory for all private landlords and Liverpool letting agents to give their tenants an up to date gas safety cert, an energy performance cert and a government produced ‘how to rent’ booklet before any landlord can serve the tenants their section 21 notice. These new regulations are, at the moment, only applicable to tenancies granted after the 1st of October but in the next 3 year will come into play for all assured short hold tenancies. In order to serve the section 21 notice (S21) the letting agent or landlord must use a mandatory S21 form. Serving the notice has also been further complicated as landlords now have new time limits for commencing possession proceedings after serving the S21.
We can see there being several issues with the new regulations especially when it comes to evictions that are made around the same time that tenants have made property condition complaints. The new complexities to the regulations means that S21 cannot be served as a result of complaints or around the same time as complaints.
If you are interested in way to keep complications from happening when serving an S21 notice please do call a member of our team who can guide you through the process. However in regard to the conditions complaints changes the best idea is to always keep on top of letting maintenance. As a letting agent in Liverpool and the Wirral with over 20 years experience letting properties I can tell you that this isn’t as simple as it may sound. For more information on our fixed fee letting agent services please click here: Letting Agent Services Liverpool