Section 21 changes – evicting tenants

Section 21 changes – evicting tenants
Posted by Gary Cooper

On October 1 2015, new elements of the Deregulation Act come into force. The Deregulation Act relates to many members of the public and is made up of a variety of laws and regulations. For landlords there are certain changes proposed and on 1 October the part that relates to serving a Section 21 eviction notice will change. Here’s what you need to know:

Section 21 notices will have a life span of six months, meaning you could be stuck with a problematic tenant for longer than is currently allowed.

In addition, from October 1, landlords will have to wait four months after the tenancy has started in order to serve a Section 21 eviction notice.

Also, landlords will not be allowed to serve a tenant with a Section 21 notice if a tenant has made a written complaint about the condition of the property and the landlord has not responded appropriately.

Please note we recommend you seek professional or legal advice and carry out extensive research independently into property management laws before taking any action. 


If you are concerned or have any questions about impending changes to the law for landlords and you’d like to talk to one of our team, give us a call on 020 7287 4244.

Want Outlet to manage a property on your behalf? Click here for more on our landlord services. 

Loving all this?

We deliver.

Just enter your email.

Categories