Homelessness – Section 21 Notices and Localism Act 2011

Homelessness Under part 7, Housing Act 1996, local authorities are under duties in respect of homelessness. A person is regarded as homeless if s/he has no accommodation available for occupation [1]. This includes if the person cannot secure entry to their property or...

Unlicensed HMO and Service of a Section 21 Notice

If a house is let as an HMO and the HMO requires a licence but does not have one, a section 21 notice may not be served on any of the occupiers of the HMO as a penalty (amongst other penalties). Here we discuss what actions need to be taken by a landlord in order to...

Tenancy Deposits and Serving a Section 21 Notice

Update: this page has been updated October 2015 reflecting new case law about returning a deposit by cheque. See below. I thought today we would try and resolve a little problem as to the procedure of serving a section 21 where a deposit has not been protected after...

Serving a Section 21 Notice if Deposit Protected Late or Never

From 6 April 2012, there is a new procedure to be followed in respect of serving a section 21 notice if a deposit has been received but not protected within 30 days. In addition, prescribed information must be considered before serving a section 21 notice. Deposit...