Legislation updates

S.57 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016

Not yet in force (date yet to be appointed)

Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018/139

In force (date of commencement 6 April 2018)

Reg. 2 (2) of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015/1646

Still in its current form (waiting for a response from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government as to adopting my suggested amendments and additions)

Proposed amendments by Ministry of Housing (three year tenancies)

This idea has since been dropped by the Ministry Ministry of Housing published a questionnaire for all people affected by such a proposal. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/overcoming-the-barriers-to-longer-tenancies-in-the-private-rented-sector

Pre-Action Protocol for Possession Claims by Social Landlords

In force (date of commencement 13 Jan 2020) see link: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/protocol/pre-action-protocol-for-possession-claims-by-social-landlords#III

Pre-Action Protocol for Housing Disrepair Cases (England)

In force (date of commencement 13 Jan 2020) see link: http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/protocol/prot_hou