T: 01273 761 990 E: info@helix-law.com

Commercial, Employment and Property Solicitors

NOTE: This website uses cookies.

By browsing this website or dismissing this banner you are consenting to their use. Learn more

I understand

Cookies Policy

We use cookies on our website. By using our website you agree to this Policy and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

About Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of users using the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on this Website

We use Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies on this website.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognise your computer when you visit our website;
  • to improve the website’s usability;
  • to administer this website.

Generally, we use cookies to help us administer this website, to improve the website’s usability. We may also use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on-line.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Third Party Cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Third party cookies may be used for the following purposes:

  • to track your browser across multiple websites;
  • to build a profile of your web surfing;
  • to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.

This website cookies policy is based on a free document supplied by The Legal Stop Limited through its website www.thelegalstop.co.uk.

CHECKLIST GUIDE - to Obtaining Possession after October 2015

The changes and impact of the Deregulation Act 2015 complicate and again confuse the process for landlords and agents. As specialist litigation solicitors experienced in assisting landlords and agents in regaining possession of property we have prepared this checklist to help.

Each case will vary and the checklist below is an indicative rather than comprehensive list of the relevant issues. Each of the items below must be considered before a valid section 21 notice can be served relating to any tenancy commencing after 1st October 2015. If you are unclear on any aspect we offer a FREE landlord and agent advice line especially for this purpose - simply call us on 01273 761990 to discuss your requirements.

We have set out below a list of core requirements and factors that landlords need to consider before attempting to serve a valid section 21 notice for tenancies commencing after 1st October 2015. Where we are instructed to act for landlords we review compliance with all of these aspects, draft and serve the notice for a xed fee of £200 +VAT.

CHECKLIST

  • Have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors been fitted in the property? 
  • Does the property require an HMO licence, or any other additional licencing put in place by the Local Authority? If so, has the licence been obtained? 
  • Was a deposit taken from the tenant? 
  • If so, was the deposit protected with a recognised scheme within 30 days of receipt? 
  • If a deposit was taken and registered, was the deposit prescribed information, including any applicable leaflet, provided to the tenant within 30 days? 
  • If there is any gas supply or appliances within the property has a gas safety certificate been obtained in the last 12 months? 
  • Has a copy of the gas safety certificate been provided to the tenants within the last 12 months? 
  • Has an Energy Performance Certificate been obtained for the property? If so, has this been provided to the tenant? 
  • Has the tenant been provided with the ‘How to Rent’ booklet? 
  • Has any notice been received by you (landlord or agent) from the local authority relating to the property? 
  • If a form of notice has been received from the local authority detailing category 1, category 2 or emergency hazards, has 6 months expired since the expiry or withdrawal of any such notice? 
  • Has the tenant made any complaint in writing to you (landlord or agent) regarding the condition of the property? 
  • Have you (landlord or agent) provided an ‘adequate’ response to the complaint? 
  • Has the landlord provided the adequate response to any complaint by the tenant within 14 days? 
  • Have at least 4 months expired since the start of the tenancy? 

 

Contact Helix Law on 01273 761 990 or email info@helix-law.com

T: 01273 761 990
E: info@helix-law.com

Helix LawHelix Law Limited is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales. Registration Number 07845461. A list of Directors is available for inspection at the Registered Office: 1 Frederick Terrace, Brighton, BN1 1AX. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.