Articles by David Smith

Jarvis v Evans: Section 8 Notices and Unlicensed Landlords in Wales

The Court of Appeal gave judgment in the important Welsh case of Jarvis v Evans last week.Unlicensed landlords in Wales cannot serve a Section 8 or a Section 21 notice and need a (licensed) agent or solicitor to do this for them. In this blog, NRLA legal Counsel David Smith writes about the ruling and the implications for landlords in Wales.

Insights and Opinions Dr David Smith 13/07/2020
Jarvis v Evans: Section 8 Notices and Unlicensed Landlords in Wales

The need for a Housing Court

Dr David Smith sets out the case for a dedicated Housing Court. Such a court would restore confidence among landlords and tenants. This article first appeared in the FT in February 2020 and is reporduced here with kind permission of the Financial Times.

Deep Insight Dr David Smith 20/02/2020
The need for a Housing Court