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    Guidance for England and Wales

    All subjects covered within the main categories of:

    • Pre-tenancy
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    • Start of a Tenancy
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    • Ending a Tenancy

     

    Recent Posts

    Does a section 21 notice need to be signed?

    It would be a rare event that a landlord or any person acting on behalf of a landlord failed to sign a section 21 notice served on a tenant but it is nonetheless a point worth considering. In Barker v Hands [2007] EWCA Civ 869, a landlord had served a section 21 notice which was not signed. The tenant defended proceedings on the basis that because the notice was unsigned it was invalid.

    What Happens at the End of a Fixed Term – To Renew or Not To Renew

    Fixed term tenancy In most cases a tenancy will have been granted by a landlord to a tenant for some fixed term. Sometimes this is known as a term certain or initial period but the Housing Act 1988 refers to it as being a fixed term tenancy. It used to be the case under section 20 Housing Act 1988 that the fixed term had to be for a minimum period of 6 months and a special prescribed notice be given before any tenancy was granted but this rule was removed for all tenancies granted on or after 28 February 1997. [1] Since 1997, a fixed term can be granted for any period a landlord and tenant wishes to agree and sometimes we recommend a 3 month fixed term. In fact, no fixed term needs to be provided whatsoever and a periodic tenancy could be granted from the outset.

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