Last week Laura Bushaway and Zoe Athill examined the Deregulation Bill 2015 containing proposals which will affect Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 under which landlords commonly obtain possession from assured shorthold tenants at the end of their tenancy.

Our original article summarising the changes and the likely impact of those changes can be found here.

The Deregulation Bill has now received Royal Assent and came into force on 26 March 2015. Therefore, the changes identified will apply in relation to all assured shorthold tenancies entered into after 26 March 2015.