Government waited until 60 seconds before the fee ban came in before it
issuing final and vital paperwork – but Loveitts are up to speed and have
implemented the changes!
At 11.59pm on
Friday 31st May – 60 seconds before the fee ban became law, and one
minute before the new 6a form became the mandatory form of Section 21 notice,
the new form was issued.
The new How
to Rent guide was itself issued only hours earlier on Friday afternoon.
to-the-wire publication may mean that a number of agents are still unaware that
there is a new How to Rent guide and a new Section 21 legal form which must be
How to Rent
guides are regularly updated and the latest version must always be served to
new tenants and those who renew their tenancies. If the latest version is not
given to tenants, then a Section 21 notice cannot be served or may be
The new Form
6a specifies that a Section 21 notice cannot be served if a prohibited payment
has been taken from a tenant, under the new Tenant Fees Act. The Ministry for
Housing, Communities and Local Government has given no explanation as to why
the new How to Rent guide was issued so late, and why the new Section 21 form
was not released until 11.59pm on Friday night.