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11-04-2008, 18:08 PM

I have a tenant who is 4months into a 6month AST. The first month's rent was paid - but I haven't had any rent since - what would be the best -

a section 8, or

can I give 2 months notice within the 6 month AST - so that the 2 months notice co-incides with the day after the 6 month AST has ended.



11-04-2008, 18:35 PM
Go for both on the belt and braces principle - you should automatically get possession if 2 months worth of arrears are owing at the time of serving it AND at the court case.

S21 is a good back-up in case the tenant pays it down to just under 2 months.

Make sure you complete the paperwork and serve them correctly - lots get thrown out at court and you'll set yourself back to square one. Plenty of guidance on this site on how to serve notices.

But if 4 months + have already elapsed on a 6 month AST you are not going to be able to serve the S21 so it expires when the fixed term does?

11-04-2008, 18:43 PM
Many thanks


11-04-2008, 18:46 PM
Beeber is correct with the belt and braces approach, just one question. Why have you let the tenant run up 4 months outstanding rent? You could have had the tenant out by now if you did something before.