The government has confirmed that its new Section 21 regulations will come into effect on October 1 despite a high-profile hitch in drafting the legislation.

Last week we reported that some industry bodies believed there was a substantial risk of the deadline not being met as a result of drafting errors.

However, the government says amendments have now been tabled to revise the wording of the legislation, and a new Section 21 form has been circulated for last minute comments from the industry and consumer bodies.

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