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A section 213 notice is a prescribed form notice which must be served on your tenant, or another person, if they provided a deposit for a rental. If you have taken a deposit for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) in...
This is a handy check list for use to help you ensure you are serving a valid section 21 notice. Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (as amended 1996 & 2004) provides a means of re-gaining possession of...
Is your notice understandable by a reasonable recipient, even if you made mistakes? This is the "reasonable recipient test". When serving a notice under a lease or letting agreement, such as a section 8 or section 21, rent review notice...
Section 26 Notice - My Commercial (Business Tenancy) Lease Agreement is coming to an end soon and my tenant has served on me a Section 26 Notice. What is this and what should I do? Commercial (Business) Tenancies in England...
Serving Section 21 Notices - difference between fixed term and periodic notices The fixed term and the periodic s21 notices are different. If you serve in the fixed term (s21(1)(b)) which you can do so up to and including the last...
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...
Residential Tenancies Bringing a tenancy or a license to an end ( termination of the tenancy or licence ) requires that certain procedures are followed, depending upon the type of tenancy, for the action to be fully legal: The serving of a notice to...
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...
What is Abandonment? Abandonment is when a tenant leaves the property (usually without notifying the landlord or agent) before the tenancy has ended. Very often this occurs when the tenant owes rent and the tenant may or may not leave...
How do I Ensure Notice Dates are Correct? Landlords and letting agents, at various times during a tenancy, may need to serve legal notices on their tenants. It is vital that not only do you complete and serve the notice in...