Eviction changes: How have landlord’s rights shifted as of June 2021?
With a number of changes to residential rental laws introduced on June 1st, Priya Sejpal, Senior Associate at BLM and experienced property litigator, outlines the updates to the law and how landlords can respond.
The residential rental market has been tumultuous over the course of the pandemic, with personal finances impacted and high levels of uncertainty rocking the market. To help alleviate some of the financial burdens facing precarious renters in particular, landlord and tenant law has, and continues to be, ever-evolving. A number of measures were quickly introduced via the Coronavirus Act 2020 to protect the viability of the market, particularly focused on suspending evictions and repossessions. Many of these specific updates, including (but not limited to) changes to Section 21 notices and a moratorium on bailiff-led evictions, have been repeatedly extended throughout the year.
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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.