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There are dangers with using the Section 8 possession claims process under the Housing Act 1988 which are not always apparent to landlords and agents. There is always a temptation to use section 8 because the shorter notice period (usually...
What is Forfeiture? When a business tenant is in rent arrears or is in serious breach of the lease terms, then the commercial landlord will in most cases have the right to forfeit - the right to summarily end the...
Accelerated Possession Procedure - I'm a landlord with a tenant not paying rent. The tenancy is now periodic (the fixed term ended 6 weeks ago) so can I quickly regain possession using the accelerated possession process. The accelerated possession procedure...
Section 8 or 21 - My tenant has not paid me any rent for 7 weeks and I’m considering taking him to court. Should I use section 8 or section 21? Rent arrears is an increasingly common dilemma for landlords...
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...
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 - Section 21 Notices: This article explains how to gain possession of your residential rental property in the most efficient way. You may just want your property back for your own use, or to sell, or you may...