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Strict new rules on evicting tenants will apply to landlords with older tenancy agreements from next week. The regulations affect tenancies in England that pre-date October 2015, and bring the eviction process for older contracts in line with those commenced more recently.

Here, we explain how the new rules will work, offer advice on the eviction process and and take a look at some of the other regulations landlords need to be aware of.

New eviction rules for long-term tenancies

From next Monday, eviction rules that were introduced for new tenancies in the 2015 Deregulation Act will also apply to tenancies started before October 2015.

To reclaim ownership of a property that has an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) agreement, landlords must serve their tenants with a ‘section 21’ notice, giving two months notice of their intentions.

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