Restrictions on the right of a Landlord to serve a valid Section 21 Notice

Liam O’Shea, Director and Solicitor in Astle Paterson’s Dispute Resolution department discusses further changes that are set to come into force that will restrict a Landlord’s right to serve a Section 21 Notice on their Tenant.

Liam said “As set out in the Deregulation Act 2015, as from 1st October 2015, first a Landlord will be unable to serve a valid Section 21 Notice seeking possession in the event that the Local Authority have served a notice on a Landlord following a complaint by a Tenant as to the condition of the property and secondly, a Landlord will no longer be entitled to bring proceedings against a tenant based on a Section 21 Notice which was served more than 6 months ago.”

Liam continued, “These changes will initially affect only tenancies entered into after 1st October 2015, however, after 1st October 2018 they will affect all tenancies regardless of the date the tenancy began.”

Liam O’Shea of Astle Paterson specialises in the law of Landlord & Tenant and carries out work on behalf of Landlords throughout Burton upon Trent and the surrounding areas – please contact him on 01283 531366 or by email at

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