The Guild claim Section 21 ban won’t be retrospective

The Guild claim Section 21 ban won’t be retrospective

8:59 AM, 20th August 2019, About 2 years ago 16

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In an article written by The Guild of Property Professionals on the 16th August (click here to view the article) concerning the proposed Section 21 ban, The Guild claim to have had confirmation from government that it will not be retrospective.

Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals said: “What this means is that should the law come into place, it will not impact tenancies that are already in place at the time it is passed. So, landlords in these agreements will still be able to use Section 21 until the tenancy comes to an end. Any new agreement thereafter will then become an assured tenancy.”

The government consultation on the Section 21 ban is still open until the 12th October this year.

It is not clear if this has been confirmed yet by any other source.

The Guild also gave an indication on timescales for implementation saying: “If the decision is made by the Government to move forward with the proposed changes and they are passed into law, there will be a transitional period of six months before the law comes into full effect. So, if nothing else changes and this matter is prioritised, we could see it come into place either towards the end of next year or perhaps early in 2021.”



Comments

by Dr Rosalind Beck

9:10 AM, 13th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Manni at 13/11/2019 - 05:17
I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. If you're not a member of the RLA it could be worth you joining, as they are involved in a similar case I believe. As you say, this scenario can be faced already with all the 'traps' they've set for us - the idea that you can't remedy a situation where a piece of paper is missing - and have to keep someone forever is outrageous. We surely must be able to get rid of people who aren't even paying the rent...

by Manni

9:14 AM, 13th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 13/11/2019 - 09:10
Thankyou
I am not. I’ve heard of them. Not sure who they are

How would they help and who would I contact?

by Luke P

9:17 AM, 13th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Has the case been heard? Were they awarded compensation and was is at the s.8 Hearing that that happened?

What is it they are/have claimed compensation for?

by Dr Rosalind Beck

9:20 AM, 13th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Manni at 13/11/2019 - 09:14
Here is their website:

https://www.rla.org.uk/join/join.shtml?ref=RLADesktop&msclkid=3aeace7ca6e011e2aca993b76f33e295

It costs just under £80 to join. And here is their most recent case that is relevant to you:

https://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2019/10/legal-crowdfunding-campaign-to-help-landlords-oust-tenants-who-dont-pay-rent

Some of us here made contributions and widely publicised the case. Another group we have - the Landlords Alliance - contributed £500 to the case. We could see how important it is that landlords stick together on this. Here is another article:

https://www.property118.com/landlords-alliance-donates-500-to-defend-our-property-rights/

And this one in Wales, so the law a bit different:

https://www.property118.com/help-rla-fight-welsh-section-8-repossession-challenge/

by Manni

9:37 AM, 13th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Oh thank you for
You will appreciate I also can’t say everything thing here as it’s a public forum but thanx for your hep

by Manni

9:40 AM, 13th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 13/11/2019 - 09:17
You will appreciated that I can’t say everything on a public forum.

I have just backed out.

Waiting to see if their solicitor makes anymore allegations


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