PropTech firm Goodlord is hosting a webinar this week when the chief executive of the Association of Residential Letting Agents, David Cox, will provide expert assistance on the forthcoming repeal of Section 21.
The event - this Thursday, September 12, at 9.30am - follows hundreds of questions being submitted to Goodlord by letting agents concerned about the impact the forthcoming legislation may have on their landlords and tenants.
Many agents have already expressed concerns that the proposed changes to Section 8 won’t go far enough and there won’t be recourse to remove tenants who haven’t paid rent or are anti-social.
Goodlord says one question from a nationwide student lettings agency asks: “What can a landlord do to ensure that they are still empowered when it comes to removing a tenant that has not paid rent or is causing disruption in the building. Is Section 8 their only option, as this seems a challenging and elongated process?”
Others have echoed concerned about the potential for a drawn out repossession process under Section 8 while some are worried that the repeal of Section 21 could result in more landlords leaving the private rental sector.
David Cox will also be providing advice on the Tenant Fees Act and the findings o the Regulation of Property Agents working party.