Registered with Property118.comTuesday 14th April 2015
Reply to the comment left by Asif Ahmed at 02/02/2018 - 11:37Ah well, it was worth a try, I'll see if I can find another straw to clutch at 😉
I work for an agent as well as being a landlord. We are seeing changes in client's decision making already as a result of the new leases. There is much greater reluctance to spend on improvements & maintenance on properties and many are reviewing their situation and whether their money would be better invested elsewhere.
I've said it before, I predict reduced supply of properties, poorer quality and higher rents.
Thanks for all the replies.
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Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 02/02/2018 - 09:42The maximum is set at 2 months currently. I hadn't heard of any plans to change that but nothing is surprising any more!
Reply to the comment left by Asif Ahmed at 01/02/2018 - 18:49The section which applies where there is no agreement in place is section 14 which gives the tribunal authority to draw up terms where none are agreed, so not the sections I am referrring to.
Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 01/02/2018 - 09:22Neil, I think you've missed the point, my query is about the period for the tenant to give notice to the landlord, not the landlord giving notice to the tenant.
>> AA said.... Just looked it up - different period can be agreed AFTER the tenant has moved in.
That is an interesting point, the section on validity of the notice period reads:
'(4)An agreement as to the number of days after which a minimum notice period ends is invalid for the purpose of subsection (3)(b)(i) if the agreement—
(a)is not in writing, or
(b)was entered into before the tenancy became a private residential tenancy.'
So the question that raises for me is when does a tenancy become a PRT? Is it when the document is signed or at the move in date? If it is when the document is signed it would be valid to have agree a notice period in the lease document as that would not be 'before the tenancy became a PRT' it would be at the same time.