The Trecarrel case is one of the most important cases for landlords this year as it is about landlords right to use the section 21 ground for possession.
In this case, the Judge at first instance had followed an earlier case which held that a landlord could not serve a valid section 21 notice if he had not served a gas safety certificate on the tenants first - before they moved into the property.
The Court of Appeal, by a majority of 2:1, reversed that decision holding that landlords could serve a valid section 21 notice to long as the gas safety certificate has been served first. So it did not have to be served before the tenants first moved in.
For more information on this case visit landlordlaw.co.uk
Regardless of this case we cannot stress the importance of proper record keeping, good communication & a strict set of processes and procedures in all areas of property management.
* (obviously the eviction ban is still in place at this time)