Failure to follow the prescribed processes for managing repairs under the Deregulation Act 2015 could soon affect your ability to validly serve a Section 21 Notice. The new law will come into force for all new tenancies in England that start on or after 1 October 2015. Here is a brief overview of the changes.
1. You will not be able to validly serve a section 21 notice within the first four months of a tenancy and a section 21 notice will be invalid if proceedings are not issued within 6 months of service.
2. The Section 21 process is no Longer just procedural, the acts or omissions of a landlord or their agent can prevent a section 21 notice from being validly served for up to six months.
There key to compliance and serving a valid Section 21 notice is in having a well-managed maintenance system in place with a clear, time limited repairs process set out and information provided to your tenants. Here Sales & Lettings offer a fully managed service which removes the worry and takes care of all this for you. If you would like to discuss this and the many other benefits of property management give us a call.