Month: November 2015

George F. White and GFW Letting Triumph at North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

On Friday evening, the region celebrated woman entrepreneurship and leadership in business, as the North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year awards took place for the 16th year running.

Holly Armstrong, Director of GFW Letting, North East property rental specialists, and Operations Manager at land and property specialists George F. White, won the Leadership Award. Fran Mulhall, Regional Operations Manager at GFW Letting, beat stiff competition in the service category, picking up the Best Service Award.

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The Deregulation Act 2015: Why North East Landlords MUST take note

Our Regional Operations Manager Fran Mulhall explains why it’s vital for the region’s landlords to understand the changes to Section 21 under the new Deregulation Act, which alters the possession process for landlords and tenants.

“If you’re a landlord and you need to get possession of your tenanted property, you have the power to serve a Section 21 Notice, a notice for the tenant to leave the property in two months without needing to state the reason why. Previously you could pre-serve this notice at the start of the tenancy in case you needed to use it, however the Deregulation Act means this process is not so simple….

The Act brings in changes that affect the validity of the notice.  For starters, you cannot pre-serve the notice – this can only be done from month four of the original tenancy. It also can’t be deemed as indefinitely served – if you don’t use it within six months you lose it and you need to start the process again.

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