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Jonathan Flynn
    • Jonathan Flynn

    • Associate Solicitor - Property Litigation
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Rent Smart Wales licensing and Section 8 Notices

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For assured shorthold tenancies, a landlord has two routes by which he may recover possession of his property by way of serving notice. A landlord can serve notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (“the HA 1988”)....

Further Extension of Notice Period Introduced in Wales

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New regulations which came into effect on 24 July 2020 has meant that landlords wanting to serve a notice to end their tenant’s occupation of their Welsh property will now have to provide 6 months as opposed to 3 months (except under certain grounds in...

Protection for Tenants Extended with Further Suspension of Possession Proceedings

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The stay (pause) on possession proceedings has been extended until 23 August 2020, giving those who rent property in England and Wales further protection from eviction. Previously the stay was due to come to an end on 25 June 2020. The stay affects...

A Covid-19 Property Q&A - Seeking possession of tenanted residential properties

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In response to the outbreak of covid-19 new rules were introduced in March this year that affect landlords’ powers to obtain possession of their properties. We have been contacted by many residential landlords and tenants during this difficult...

A Legal Update for Property Owners Worried About Trespass

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In March this year new rules were introduced that, effectively, halted property owners’ powers to obtain possession of residential and commercial property by way of Court proceedings. This Practice Direction (Practice Direction 51Z) was put in...

The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Residential Tenancies

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 has now come into force, bringing emergency measures that affect residential tenancies. Schedule 29 of the Act introduces important statutory amendments that affect notice periods for residential tenancies in England and...

Proposed Coronavirus Evictions Ban

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Under proposed emergency legislation recently announced by the Housing Secretary, evictions from social and private rented accommodation for any tenant affected by the Coronavirus outbreak will be suspended for a period of three months. The Housing...