Here, FixFlo has provided a simple breakdown and infographic to explain the changes:-
1. New Timeframes For Serving A Section 21 Notice
You will not be able to validly serve a section 21 notice within the first four months of a tenancy and a section 21 notice will be invalid if proceedings are not issued within 6 months of service.
2. Section 21 Is No Longer Just Procedural
The acts or omissions of a landlord or their agent can prevent a section 21 notice from being validly served for up to six months.
3. The Key To Compliance Is Process
With a check list of information to be provided to a tenant and a clear time limited repairs process set out you should get set now to avoid business risk in the future.