What is retaliatory Eviction work?   The renter has requested repairs, and the landlord has decided to evict the tenant rather than do the repairs. At this point, this is what can happen: The renter, upon reporting disrepairs to the council. The local council has served an improvement notice on the landlord to conduct the repairs. Suppose the local council has served an improvement notice on the landlord. In that case, the landlord may not serve a valid section 21 notice on the tenant. Reasons for eviction when it comes to revenge eviction are rarely declared by a landlord when retaliatory action. From 1 October 2015, under sections, 33 Deregulation Act, 2015, provisions titled “preventing retaliatory eviction” came into force in England. The above legislation prevents landlords from serving section 21 in certain circumstances due to the Housing Health and Safety Rating System hazards in a property. There are exemptions to the Retaliation eviction legislation that are discussed below. From 1 October 2018, the retaliatory eviction legislation applies to all assured shorthold tenancies in England, including any granted before 1 October 2015 or tenancies that went into statutory periodic tenancies. You cannot evict a renter for asking for repairs. A landlord […] read more