Changes have been made to evictions legislation today that mean letting agents will now have to ensure their paperwork is up to date or risk having evictions rejected by courts.
It was annouced last year that a breathing space scheme has been put in place that gives tenants in problem debt the right to legal protections from their creditors for up to 60 days.
These regulations come into force on Tuesday, which is why the ministry of housing has inserted an amendment into the relevant legislation.
This means that when a notice is given, the tenants are given 2 months to pay off the balance is outstanding if they are in any arears of the rent. This is what then call the "brething space."