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New court fees

New court fees

On 21 March 2016, amended fees orders came into force in both the Civil and Family jurisdictions. In the Civil jurisdiction, the increases relate to general application fees and possession claim issue fees. Possession claims Fee 1.4(b) – Proceedings issued in County Court: increase from £280 to £355 Fee 1.4(c) – Proceedings issued via Possession Claim […]

Landlords Warned Over Updated Documents

Landlords Warned Over Updated Documents

The Government has published updates to Section 8 and 13 forms for use in England – which are due to come into force from April 6th. As both documents are prescribed forms, landlords of properties in England must start using them from April 6th onwards. If a judge or a tribunal spots out-of-date documents being […]

Right to rent checks introduced for landlords in England

Right to rent checks introduced for landlords in England

The government has announced that from 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England will have to check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. Under the new rules, landlords who fail to check a potential tenant’s ‘Right to Rent’ will face penalties of up to £3,000 […]

Section 21 – What you need to know

Section 21 – What you need to know

New Timeframes For Serving A Section 21 Notice You will not be able to validly serve a section 21 notice within the first four months of a tenancy and a section 21 notice will be invalid if proceedings are not issued within 6 months of service. Section 21 Is No Longer Just Procedural The acts […]

Right to rent checks: what they mean for you

Right to rent checks: what they mean for you

What the new right to rent checks mean for private landlords and tenants. From 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England will have to make right to rent checks. This means checking that tenants have the right to be in the UK. What this means for landlords You need to make right to rent […]

Tenants safer under new government measures

Tenants safer under new government measures

Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties. Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, under measures announced by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis today (11 March 2015). The move will help prevent up to 26 deaths […]