Section 21 changes as of 1 October 2018

Section 21 changes as of 1 October 2018

Accelerated Possession Procedure For many years the accelerated possession procedure has been a preferred method used by landlords to recover possession of properties let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies (“ASTs”). The Deregulation Act 2015 The Deregulation Act 2015 (the Act) and the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 (as amended) (The AST […]

Equality Act Defences – A reminder for landlords when taking action against disabled tenants

Equality Act Defences – A reminder for landlords when taking action against disabled tenants

Birmingham v Stephenson [2016] EWCA Civ 1029 The above case was reported last week and concluded: Disabled defendant’s should be given a realistic opportunity to defend Once there was a potential Equality Act defence, the burden of proving that the discrimination was proportionate shifted to the landlord “the burden was on the council to show that […]