It has been another difficult few weeks for many of us, especially those who find themselves under tier 3 restrictions.
As you will be aware the Form N5B is the claim form used for accelerated possession proceedings following service of a Section 21 notice seeking possession (in respect of an assured shorthold tenancy). The newly revised form incorporates the changes to the requirements for valid Section 21 notices by requiring confirmation by the Claimant landlord that it has provided a copy of the property’s Energy Performance Certificate and Gas Safety Certificate to the tenant. The landlord must also detail when these documents were provided to the tenant.
The updated form also reflects the additional statutory requirements for private landlords (such as those concerning deposits and the ‘How to Rent’ booklet) and requires confirmation of compliance with these requirements. However, the form does recognise that Registered Providers do not need to fill in all sections and clearly signposts which of them must be completed.
Claimants must use the new form N5B for all new accelerated possession claims for all tenancies that commenced on or after 1 October 2015. It can be found here. If you require any further information please contact Baljit Basra.
We have submitted our response to the White Paper Consultation based on the discussion held at the “Planning for the Future - what does this mean for affordable housing” webinar we held on Fri 9 Oct
Anthony Collins Solicitors is pleased to have been ranked as a Band 1 firm once again.
Since March 2020, commercial property owners and occupiers across many sectors, whether housing associations, charities, care providers or local authorities, have been impacted by the rules regulating how they deal with their tenants and their landlords. It seems each week there is a change in policy, regulation or legislation, governing how they must respond.
On 18 September 2020, the High Court gave its decision regarding the Judicial Review of Simply Learning Tutor Agency Ltd & Others v Secretary of State for Business.
A key element of the Bill is the establishment of a duty holder regime and requirement to maintain the ‘golden thread of information’ throughout the life cycle of high-risk residential buildings
We have been working with care homes to update their contracts and advise on the risks of charging the resident a regular “top-up” or additional fee where a resident is funded through NHS CHC
The parliamentary processes are complete and the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) which cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 will be in force from 4 November.
As the UK’s social housing sector recovers from the initial Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, now is the time to focus on the challenges that may emerge next.
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