Legal developments affecting landlords of residential property

A significant demand for landlords' legal protection products has been fuelled by the recent growth of the private rented sector. Landlords' legal protection policies pay legal costs for various types of dispute relating to let residential property but landlords most often rely on their cover when their legal right to repossess is triggered because a tenant has defaulted and owes two calendar month's rent.

This article studies the impact of recent legal developments affecting landlords of residential property and repossession procedures.

Topics covered:
• The Deregulation Act (2015).
• Issuing "Section 21" notice to quit proceedings.
• Retaliatory evictions.