30 October 2008

House of Lords Restores Common Sense To Section 17 Notices

In a long-awaited judgement delivered on 29 October 2008 by the House of Lords, common sense has prevailed on the interpretation of Section 17 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995, which requires landlords to serve notice on former tenants before it can collect rent arrears from them either under an Authorised Guarantee Agreement or as original tenant under a pre-1996 lease.