How to issue section 21 if landlord not up to date with regulations?

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9:55 AM, 14th February 2020
About 2 months ago

How to issue section 21 if landlord not up to date with regulations?

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How to issue section 21 if landlord not up to date with regulations?

A landlord I am working with has a HMO and would like to issue section 21 to all tenants (many of which are long term) as they would like to fully refurbish the property. However they are an elderly couple and haven’t kept up with all of the compliance and regulations surrounding lettings. As such some tenants haven’t had deposits protected, gas safety certificates / EPC’s issued or the “How to rent” guides.

I wondered the best way to move forward to ensure that everything could be made up to date and then issue the section 21’s so that tenants couldn’t state they were invalid etc. to make the process as smooth as possible.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
Darren



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Darren

22:37 PM, 16th February 2020
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 16/02/2020 - 22:05
Thanks Michael, section 8 ground 8 wouldn’t be applicable I don’t believe as tenants are not in arrears.

It is a mystery as to how it can be almost impossible to ask tenants to vacate if something hasn’t be done quite right as in this case!

Darren

22:39 PM, 16th February 2020
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Majestic Lettings Peterborough at 16/02/2020 - 20:47
Thank you, that could be an interesting option. The fear I have which I will find out once I finish doing the tenant audit is that some were not served a GSC at commencement of tenancy and seems no way around that.

Rob Crawford

13:28 PM, 17th February 2020
About 2 months ago

To have to evict all tenants the planned refurb must be fairly extensive. The tenant maybe delighted with the opportunity to move out. An offer of a good reference, no cleaning commitment, funding the move and maybe some extra cash for inconvenience would be attractive to them.

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