Law firm claims that majority of eviction notices could be illegal

North West solicitors Kirwans have claimed that up to 70% of tenant evictions are being delayed by defective Section 21 and Section 8 notices.

To evict a tenant under the Section 21 process, landlords or their agents must provide proof of evidence that they have provided the tenant with a valid EPC, a gas safety certificate, necessary deposit information and the most up-to-date version of the ‘How to Rent Guide’. All of this is in addition to the standard two month’s notice.

Danielle Hughes from the law firm says they have seen a sharp rise in landlords facing delays over the past 12 months due to changes in the legal process. The delays, which can sometimes exceed 2 months, can have a devastating impact on landlords, in terms of  emotions, costs and delays, particularly in situations where the tenant is no longer paying rent.


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