Landlords and the law: What's expected of you in 2021 – What Mortgage

A new year means a new raft of rule changes for landlords to take on board. Richard Rowntree of Paragon Bank explains the key developments you can expect in 2021

Each new year brings with it a set of changes that landlords need to be aware of. The disruption caused by Covid-19 led to policy changes impacting many aspects of society and the private rented sector (PRS) was no different.

When combined with legislation that has altered as a result of Brexit, 2021 will usher in many changes in the way landlords operate.

Here, we highlight some of the key fiscal and regulatory developments that are on the horizon for the year ahead.

Notices seeking possession

As a result of an extension of the provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020, from 29 August 2020, landlords have been required to provide six months’ notice to their tenants in most circumstances,

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