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Serving Notice for Possession - My 6-month Assured Shorthold tenant has been giving me problems and I’ve decided to go for possession but I think my tenant may resist. How do I go about serving notice and regaining possession...
The Possession Procedure - 1988 Housing Act The possession procedure under Section 8 of the Housing Acts 1988 & 1996 is known as the Section 8 Route and is available to landlords where the tenant is in breach of one or more terms of...

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Key Points: Landlords must give tenants 2 months notice of termination of an Assured Shorthold tenancy which is in the form of a notice requiring possession. This must be in writing but the 1996 Act does not prescribe a particular form of notice. Once the fixed-term has...
Grounds for Possession - Assured Shorthold Tenancies The Housing Act 1988 as amended by the Housing Act 1996 lays down certain circumstances (grounds) under which a landlord may successfully apply to court for possession. The grounds for possession fall into two categories: mandatory, where the...
The Accelerated Possession Procedure Updated February 2017 Under the Housing Acts 1988 and 1996 and the terms of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) the landlord has an automatic or mandatory right to possession of the property at the end of an...
Obtaining Possession Using Section 8 Notices This article explains how to gain possession of your residential rental property using the Section 8 procedure. Section 8 is a breach of contract court procedure. There are 17 grounds for possession listed in the Housing...
Obtaining Possession Using Section 21 Notices Updated October 2016 This article explains how to gain possession of your residential rental property in the most efficient way possible. You may just want your property back for your own use, or to sell,...