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Section 21 and Section 8 Notice periods to revert to pre-Covid time

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021 coming into force on 1 October 2021 means that notice periods will now revert to pre-covid time. What does this mean?  This means that the notice period for section 21 notice will revert to 2 months’ notice and section 8 notices …

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Have you reported any property repairs which are still outstanding?

Are you a social housing tenant? Have you reported any property repairs which are still outstanding? Social housing landlords have to follow certain rules on repairs and maintenance laid down in the Regulator of Social Housing, failure to meet these standards could result in you the tenant being awarded a successful compensation claim against your …

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Eviction Ban Lifted – Housing Law

1st June 2021 marked an important change in Landlord & Tenant possession proceedings. The section 21 Notice that was extended to a 6-month notice was reduced to 4-month notice. The section 8 Notice was also extended to a 4-week notice requiring 6 month arrears was reduced to a 4-week notice requiring 4 month arrears.

Success in Judicial Review Application of Homeless Client – Housing Solicitors for you

We recently acted for a client in an urgent application for Judicial Review to the High Court based on the failure of the Council to respond to our client’s homelessness application and even after service of the letter of claim putting them on notice of a Judicial Review. Following the filing of the urgent application …

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Homeless people to be prioritised for vaccine in England and Wales

Homeless people will now be prioritised for a vaccine in England and Wales. Today, Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, has now accepted advice from the JVCI ( Joint committee on vaccination and immunisation) that there should now be a consideration for homeless people to receive the vaccine as part of priority group of six. What …

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