Section 21 to be abolished

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The government has now confirmed that Section 21 will be scrapped.

The announcement to abolish S21 eviction notices was made in December’s Queen’s Speech and forms part of a new Renters’ Reform Bill.

S21 notices, sometimes known as ‘no fault’ evictions, are currently used to legally terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy when a landlord requires a tenant to vacate a rented property by a specified date.

The government wants to bring “greater security” to renters and will reform current legislation, changing the grounds for possession.

The government has promised to strengthen the rights of landlords to gain possession of their property through the courts, where there is a “clearly valid reason” for them to do so. It also intends to work to improve the speed and ease of the court process, so that landlords can get their property back sooner.

With the bill confirmed, agents now have more information and certainty as 2020 gets underway.

Many years of experience, working closely with thousands of customers every month, means you can rely on us for support and advice whenever you need it.

Your personal account manager understands the challenges and increasing responsibilities that face every letting agent right now and is here to help increase the value of the service you can offer your landlords and tenants.

Our skilled referencing teams specialise in helping to prevent fraudulent applications getting through. We use the latest technology, alongside tried and tested procedures, to validate all the essential information you require before approving a tenant.

For all the meticulous checks needed to safeguard and protect your landlords, we recommend using Reference Plus. 
Our innovative referencing solution uses the latest technological tools to secure safer tenancies and ensures you meet all your legal requirements.

Reference Plus includes:

  • Full Reference or Credit Check
  • In-depth Know Your Customer check - provides an authoritative profile of applicants
  • MRZ Analysis - validates documents by analysing the code on a passport or visa to determine if it’s been tampered with
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