Dealing with Rent Act tenancies
Dealing with Rent Act tenancies

The following Property practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Dealing with Rent Act tenancies
  • How do I recognise a regulated tenancy?
  • What are the risks?
  • Can the tenant be evicted?

Dealing with Rent Act tenancies

FORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 22 March 2021, the government published its response  to the Law Commission’s report of 14 September 2017, ‘Technical Issues in Charity Law’. The Report stemmed in part from Lord Hodgson’s review in July 2012 pursuant to section 73 of the Charities Act 2006 (ChaA 2006), ‘Trusted and Independent: Giving charity back to charities’. The Report made 43 recommendations, in 12 areas. The Response wholly or partially accepted 38 of the recommendations. For a commentary on the Response please see News Analysis: Government response to Law Commission report ‘Technical Issues in Charity Law’. Although it is not yet known if any of the recommendations will lead to legislative changes, it is worth bearing the proposals – and the Response – in mind when considering and advising on charity law in general. 

It was announced in the Queen’s Speech 2021 that there will be a Charities Bill in the 2021-22 parliamentary session to implement these changes.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been introduced, which affect the following:

  1. proceedings for possession

  2. forfeiture of business leases on the grounds of non-payment of rent

  3. a landlord's right to exercise Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) and enforcement agents taking control of goods

  4. service of various notices to recover possession of residential properties

  5. practice

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