What happens next after a section 21 is served?

The Section 21 notice is a formal notice to the tenant that the landlord requires possession of the property. The Section 21 notice does NOT end the tenancy and is NOT an eviction notice. Once the notice is served, it is expected that the tenant will Surrender the tenancy on or before the date the […]

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What happens if the tenant does not respond to a deposit release request?

Deposit Release Request (DRR) mydeposits notifies the tenant of the DRR and advises them of their duties to respond. ┬áIf mydeposits have not received a response from the tenant within the required 14 calendar days – member notified and invited to download a copy of the Statutory Declaration template from the Protections area of the […]

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Can I increase rent even though I have issued a S21 notice?

Yes – provided it is done in line with applicable clauses in the tenancy agreement or by agreement with the tenant or by notice under section 13 of the Housing Act 1988. The issuing of a Section 21 notice and increasing the rent are mutually exclusive events. Further Reading How to increase the rent for […]

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Can my landlord insist I give more than one months notice?

Yes – however, the longer notice period (sometimes referred to as a notice clause) will only apply if either: you never had a fixed term agreement your agreement says it continues as a contractual periodic tenancy after the fixed term You can ignore a notice clause in your most recent agreement if both: your fixed […]

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Can you not just take compensation from a tenancy deposit?

No – you must agree compensation with the outgoing tenant and if no agreement can be reached, you must submit a claim for compensation. Any such claim must be evidence based and the burden of proof rests with the person (landlord or their agent) making the claim. The introduction of Tenancy Deposit legislation in 2007 […]

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