We have just published a number of updated forms on the website including a new section 8 notice.
Section 8 notice (England only)
The The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2016 take effect from 1 December 2016. The legislation changes the section 8 notice to be used in England from that date.
The changes incorporate new grounds inserted by the Immigration Act 2016.
Our possession wizard has been updated accordingly and will now provide this updated section 8 notice if the circumstances are appropriate.
We haven’t yet incorporated into the wizard about the Immigration Act ground but as all our subscribers should be following the right to rent guidance, the new grounds shouldn’t ever be necessary (and if they are it will likely be extremely rare).
Application for accommodation
Our Application for Accommodation has been updated and is available to download. In addition to a few improvements such as better previous address history and better on-screen completion, the form has been updated with a new disclaimer. It is essential that the new form be used from now on because we are changing our tenant credit report agency and the disclaimer is appropriate for that new company.
The form has also been incorporated with the newly updated guarantor application form (see next).
Guarantor application form
The guarantor application form has also been updated similar to the application for accommodation (above). In addition to a few tweaks to make it better for on-screen completion and better previous address history, it too has had its disclaimer updated.
Finally for today, if you use your own application forms but want to use our credit referencing, you can add these disclaimers to your forms.