rent repayment order
Retaliatory evictions, also known as revenge evictions, is a problem frequently encountered by assured shorthold tenants who have complained to their landlord or the local authority about the condition of the property they are letting. The landlord immediately reacts by serving a section 21 notice to regain possession of the property. This revenge eviction serves two purposes. The first motivation is to punish the tenant for complaining by forcing him out of his home. The second and crucial objective is to enable the landlord to avoid the need to carry out any works to repair the property.
Section 33 and 34 of the Deregulation Act 2015 introduced provisions to address this problem. Essentially a landlord may no longer serve a section 21 notice within six months of a local authority serving an improvement notice or a notice of emergency remedial action under the Housing Act 2004.
The provisions only apply to England and for tenancies granted on or after 1 October 2015 and statutory periodic tenancies arising after that date from fixed-term tenancies granted earlier under section 41. From the 1st October 2018, the provisions will apply to all assured shorthold tenancies whenever they have been granted.
Section 33(1) of the Deregulation Act 2015 provides that –
Section33 (2) provides that a section 21 notice is invalid where –
Section 33(6)-(7) sets out that –
Retaliatory eviction provisions do not apply in the following circumstances –
(Section 34 of the Deregulation Act 2015)
6 Branksome, Gower Road,
Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0HD, UK
Monday ……………. 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday ……………. 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday ………. 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday ………….. 9 am – 5 pm
Friday ……………….. 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday …………… Closed
Sunday ……………… Closed
Some properties in England and Wales need a license regardless of how many people are living in the property. One enquiry from a tenant led to a £21,000.00 Rent Repayment Order that they would never have known about