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Local authorities guilty Section 21 maladministration?

The RLA is urging members to challenge local housing authorities, who force them to take court action to evict tenants – if the landlord was originally in possession of a valid Section 21 notice…

The RLA is urging members to challenge local housing authorities, who force them to take court action to evict tenants – if the landlord was originally in possession of a valid Section 21 notice.

The Code of Guidance, that accompanies the Homelessness Act 2002, clearly states that local authorities have a duty to re-house tenants who present themselves as homeless when receiving a Section 21 notice from their landlord. In these circumstances, tenants should not be advised to wait until the bailiffs come knocking.

The RLA has produced a briefing note on this matter, which is a must-read for any landlord facing these circumstances.

Read the RLA briefing note: “Local housing authority maladministration: LHAs that make landlords in possession of a valid Section 21 notice go to court”.

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