Landlord & Tenant Law: Proposal to Require Landlords to Offer Open Ended Tenancies

Bridge Law Blog| Landlord and Tenant Law

The government has announced today that landlords will be required to offer open ended tenancies to tenants and will need a valid reason to recover possession of their property.

Under the present system, landlords can serve a section 21 notice without any grounds to terminate the tenancy after the fixed term of the tenancy has expired. Under the section 21 procedure, the tenant is given 2 months’ written notice that the landlord requires possession of the property.

There is uncertainty regarding when the new law will come into force.

The info-graphic below shows the current situation in the UK for privately rented households.

UK Government announce on April 15 2019 changes to section 21 Landlord and Tenant Law. Bridge Law Blog

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Written by Claire Stewart

If you are interested in reading more on this subject, the following references to this blog provide more detail:

English Private Landlord Survey 2018

Government announces end to unfair evictions

Monday briefing: Landlords’ eviction powers to be curbed

Quarter of households in UK will rent privately by end of 2021, says report

landlord and tenant, property law

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