A webinar this Thursday will focus on the proposed repeal of Section 21 as well as the fall-out from the fees ban.
ARLA chief executive David Cox will be answering questions and giving guidance at the webinar, being hosted by Goodlord.
Many agents have already expressed concerns that the proposed changes to Section 8 won’t go far enough.
Questions ahead of the seminar have already begun coming in, with one agent from a nationwide student lettings agency asking:
“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 concerns about the potential for a drawn-out repossession process under Section 8.
“The Section 8 court process is very slow, with no guarantees of repayment of rent arrears – how will this be improved?”an agent in Royal Tunbridge Wells has posed.
Some are worried that the repeal of Section 21 could result in more landlords leaving the private rental sector.
“I have seen the impact the tenant fee ban has had on our landlords, who have intimated to me that if Section 21 is abolished, many will be considering their options. Do you think moving forward the PRS will be hugely reduced in numbers of properties available?”asks an agent in Cambridge.
The webinar takes place at 9.30am this Thursday (September 12).
You can register and submit your questions for David Cox now: