Under new rules introduced over the last couple of years, setting up a “bullet-proof” AST in 2018 is a bigger challenge that in the past, but it need not be all that difficult when using the experts at Anthony James Residential who will make sure that all the paperwork is correct and proof that it is served.
Parliament has introduced several conditions that landlords must now comply with. These hurdles are designed to weed-out rogue landlords and generally improve the quality of lettings for tenants. Get it wrong though, and you could be permanently lumbered with a bad tenant that you cant evict.
The key to avoiding this type trouble, and being in a position to use a notice called a Section 21. The notice often referred to as the "no-fault" notice means landlords can get their property back without having to prove the tenant has defaulted and the need for a court hearing.
However to use it has become more difficult and now you need two things:
- You have completed and served all the correct paperwork
- You have proof that you did that.
Many landlords forget the crucial second point, because if a tenant denies having received something your court application will be dismissed and you can say goodbye to your £325 court fee – back to square one with rent arrears racking up. However as apart of Anthony James Pre-tenancy administration process, an electronic audit trail is created from outset. This means a tenant cannot claim they did not receive the necessary paperwork to frustrate any necessary eviction process. Tommy-Lee Staples Director says. "In fact our system is so superior it prevents tenants moving into the property until we can bullet proof the contract for landlord". He continues the upside for the tenant is that landlords also have to behave more professionally and comply with legislation important to a tenants safety, well-being and deposit."