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LANDLORD AND TENANT UPDATE – NOTICE PERIODS CHANGE FROM 01 JUNE 2021

Posted: 3rd June 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the government introduced measures to protect tenants from eviction.

 

Most recently, in most situations, landlords had to give tenant’s at least 6 months’ notice before being able to issue court proceedings to gain possession of their property.

 

National lockdown restrictions are easing and so too, are the laws which were put in place by government in respect of landlord and tenants.

 

From 01 June 2021, notice periods have been reduced. Landlords must now give tenants at least 4 months’ notice before commencing legal proceedings to gain possession.

 

This article is intended for general information purposes only and should not be relied upon in place of specific legal advice. If you have a landlord and tenant query then please do not hesitate to contact our litigation team for advice and assistance.


LANDLORD AND TENANT UPDATE – NOTICE PERIODS SET TO CHANGE FROM 01 JUNE 2021

Posted: 26th May 2021

On 10 March 2021, the government announced that notices served by landlords on tenants to request possession of their properties would be extended further. This resulted in landlords being forced to give lengthier notice period to tenants of up to 6 months’ (depending on the type of tenancy and reasons for ending the tenancy agreement). The government announced that these extended notice periods would remain in place until 31 May 2021.

 

On 19 May 2021 a research briefing paper was published by the UK Parliament which details the measures taken by government during the pandemic to assist landlords and tenants of residential properties.

 

The briefing paper announces the governments intention to make changes to the notice periods applicable to residential property and states;

 

“ 2 .Regulations coming into force on 1 June 2021 further amend schedule 29 to the Coronavirus Act 2020 to provide that until 30 September 2021, the general requirement for six months’ notice is reduced to four months [emphasise added]. Exceptions apply as set out above, but where there are rent arrears of at least four months, the required notice period will be four weeks. From 1 August 2021, for rent arrears of less than four months a notice period of two months will be required. The Government has said “Subject to the public health advice and progress with the Roadmap, notice periods will return to pre-pandemic levels from 1 October.”

 

Full details of the briefing paper can be found at ; https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8867/

 

This article is intended for general information purposes only and should not be relied upon in place of specific legal advice. If you have a landlord and tenant query then please do not hesitate to contact our litigation team for advice and assistance.

 


Vacancy for a Conveyancing Legal Secretary

Posted: 19th May 2021

Job Title:                     Conveyancing Legal Secretary

Duration:                     Permanent

Salary:                         To be agreed depending on experience

Working hours:           30 hours plus per week

Place of Work:            Hartlepool, however, the applicant must be able to provide cover at the firm’s other offices at Peterlee, Wingate and Durham

Start date:                    June 2021

Job description

An experienced conveyancing legal secretary required to join a highly regarded and established firm of solicitors.  The successful applicant will be based at the Hartlepool office but would be expected to travel between the firm’s other offices if required.  Previous conveyancing experience is essential.  Duties will include typing, taking telephone calls, filing and providing support and assistance to fee earners within the property department

Person requirements

  • Previous conveyancing experience essential.
  • Knowledge and use of IT systems including MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to provide cover at the firm’s other offices at Peterlee, Wingate and Durham.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • An organised and methodical approach to working with excellent attention to detail.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • A polite, cheerful attitude, particularly when meeting clients.

Closing date

4 June 2021

Application information

Email CV and cover letter to hedwardes@tmjlegal.co.uk or by post to TMJ Legal Services, Foster House, 99 Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8DT.


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