Training for Professionals News

  • Apr 06/2016

    New Prescribed Forms

    From the 6th April 2016 the prescribed forms for section 8 and 13 notices changed for England only. The section 8 changes clarify an ambiguity that has existed since the Deregulation Act changes last Autumn and also some other changes like including the new ground 7A. The old forms, if issued after 6th April 2016 will not be valid souse the new forms.

    The section 13 notice included errors when it was last revised (it cross referenced the wrong notes), this version has corrected those errors and changes some of the other wording (for example "agricultural occupants" has been replaced with "tenants"). Again use the new version of the form for all rent increases using section 13 from now on.

    Those who subscribe to our model agreement package can download the revised notices from your online account.

    For Wales, we have drafted a guide trying to explain the often complex question about what sort of licence might be required in different situations. There are many people who would normally perceive themselves as landlords, but might need an agent licence (for example helping to manage a property owned by your wife).There are several other issues around licensing and registration included in the brief guide.

    If you would like copies of this information to send to your landlords then do contact Alice by phone or email and she would be happy to let you have it for you to send to your landlords.

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