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

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Possible defences - section 21 noticesIf 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...

Tenancy Deposits and Serving a Section 21 Notice

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Possible defences - section 21 noticesUpdate: 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...

The Corresponding Date Rule

Notices This rule has been well established since the 1800’s. The rule basically determines how long a calendar month is for the purpose of serving notices. The main question that can be asked is, if a 2 month notice is served on the last day of November (30th)...