New protection for assured tenants

This months we have seen some much need ( small but welcome) improvements for short hold assured tenants:


  1. If there is serious disrepair which w you have reported you landlord may not be able to evict you for 6 months – as long as you have followed the correct procedure and involved the local authority who have served an improvement notice/ repair notice. This might not get the repairs seen to!
  2. For tenancies which first begin on or after 1st October 2015 it will not be possible to give a section 21 notice in the first four months of the tenancy. Possession proceedings must be commenced (where appropriate) within six months of the service of the section 21 notice.  In other words landlords will need  to “use it or lose it”.