Impact of the 'Levelling Up' whitepaper on the private rented market

Writing for Property Investor, BLM's Priya Sejpal lifts the lid on the Levelling Up whitepaper for the private rented sector.

Breaking down the key elements, Priya discusses the Decent Home Standard, the National Register for Landlords and Removal of Section 21. 

She notes, "...removal of Section 21 notices is the most contentious proposal. Currently, these are used to automatically begin the eviction process and are an effective legal instrument for landlords to repossess their property. Its removal would shake things up in the private rental sector and has many potential knock-on effects.

"As a start, landlords would instead need to rely far more on Section 8 eviction notices. These trigger a more complex process and means that there will be scope for more litigation and costs, as not all grounds are mandatory. Tenants can more easily defend proceedings and will have an advantage in drawing out the litigation."

To read Priya's article in full, please click here.


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.

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