Gaining a possession order for a landlord

Lavinia successfully represented a landlord in regaining possession of their property, which was a HMO. The tenant was represented, and their argument was that a valid s21 notice could not be served, as the landlord had not provided them with the prescribed information.

The tenant’s main argument stemmed from whether it was sufficient to post the prescribed information on a notice board and the case therefore involved Lavinia in lengthy submissions requiring her detailed knowledge of statute law.

The District Judge agreed that it was sufficient in a HMO to provide the information in a communal area, easily accessible providing the landlord informed the tenant of its whereabouts. Lavinia’s client was successful in gaining a possession order.