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10:01 AM, 14th August 2021, About a month ago

Distress for Rent Act

The legislation as drafted does not specifically mention what “in writing” constitutes and whether an email or text would suffice. It is obvious however that electronic communication is now used more and more in everyday life. Courts now not only allow but actively encourage service of documents by electronic means but there does not appear to be any reported case law dealing with the issue of whether electronic service of a Notice to Quit is valid.

In cases where documents have been served electronically this method of service does not appear to have been questioned by the courts. Referring to service of notice in writing at a tribunal case, His Honour Judge Hand QC said:
I include within the concept of written notice modern methods of communication such as the SMS text message, internet based so-called instant messaging and email. Here the email was used as a medium to convey an electronic version of the letter of dismissal, which was attached but, no doubt, any of these methods could be used to convey the notice itself.” Wang v University of Keele… UKEAT/0223/10/CEA
https://www.housingrights.org.uk/news/written-notice-quit-valid-if-served-email-or-text... Read More


7:51 AM, 26th June 2021, About 3 months ago

No landlord should discriminate against tenants because they are in receipt of benefits

it is not just rent, Housing benefit tenants cost more for some reasons when it comes to Buildings insurance.... Read More


7:38 AM, 26th June 2021, About 3 months ago

Bailiffs arrive at Last?

you were lucky to get a bailiff order, m our tenants were ordered to move on the 18th march but stayed. the backlog in London, they closed one local court was s bad that by the time a court date was set the courts were shut. then the eviction ban and more delays. It is only now after over one and quarter years of waiting that a date has been given for July. The saga still continues.... Read More


7:53 AM, 19th June 2021, About 3 months ago

Old Possession Orders Move Fast in the Sheriff Lane

possession order granted 12 -1-21, ours was granted
3-3-2020, for tenants, to leave by 13.3.20 and we are still waiting to evict tenants. what is the extra cost.... Read More


7:52 AM, 22nd May 2021, About 4 months ago

Letter to tackle persistent and unreasonable maintenance requests?

i agree with the get-tough comments, you can always point out you would be happy to do improvements as long as they were happy for the rent to be increased to compensate you for the cost, do an inspection and take photos.... Read More