Enhanced protection for tenants under the Coronavirus Act 2020 The Coronavirus Act 2020 protects most tenants and secure licensees by requiring, in most cases, that before starting court action the landlord provides the tenant extended notice of intention to seek possession.
Within the raft of emergency legislation covered by the Coronavirus Act 2020 are some very wide ranging restrictions which will apply to residential tenancies. These restrictions have been widely commented on in the press, but full details are only now becoming available to us.
New regulations regarding Electrical Safety checks are scheduled to come into force on 1 April 2020. These regulations affect all tenancies except the following:
The case of Davies v Scott 2019 saw a Landlord appeal a County Court decision regarding the penalty for failing to protect the Tenant’s deposit.