Goodbye Section 21, Hello Section 8? – Will it be enough?

Goodbye Section 21, Hello Section 8? – Will it be enough?

This will be a short and sweet blog, but the process of what we are discussing could be a very long and drawn out process.

With the possibility of the Section 21 being scrapped, we are curious as to whether the Section 8 will be enough after it is abolished and if it will be enough for landlords.

As it stands today, there is eight mandatory grounds and nine discretionary grounds that Section 8, 10 and 11 are frequently used for rental arrears, but only one of these is mandatory. If landlords are attempting to evict their tenants, then the tenants need to be two months behind when this notice is served.

When this notice is served, it is highly likely the landlord will get no more rent payments, meaning there is a risk of large arrears by the time you reach a hearing for possession.

At #TeamCES we understand that this could be a very worrying time for landlords who strive to provide great service and develop good relationships with tenants.

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