How To Fill In A Section 21 Notice

For those that have been keeping up with my shenanigans, you’ll be aware that I was in the process of serving my tenants with a section 21 notice on the basis that they’re inconsiderate, lousy, no-good, late-paying fools! I’m done with them. I wash my hands of them. Crazy tenants.

The thing about Section 21 notices is that they’re notorious for being completed incorrectly, specifically the section where the landlord/agent fills in the “date of expiry” section. The Chairman of the London Association of District Judges says, 7 out of 10 of these notices are being thrown out of court because they are completed incorrectly. But I imagine in most cases the notice isn’t disputed by the tenant, so it doesn’t get as dramatic as going to court because it’s not an eviction notice like a Section 8, it’s a notice to say, “I want to repossess my property when the fixed term ends, or the fixed term has expired” But then again, I’m pretty sure most tenants wouldn’t appreciate the difference. Either way, it’s important to complete them properly to avoid any delays.

I just want to quickly show you 1) What a section 21 noitce looks like 2) How I completed the Section 21 notice I served to my tenants 3) give others an opportunity to point out any mistakes (if there are any) or provide any additional tips.

To clarify, i’m not offering any legal advice. I’m not telling anyone how to complete their Section 21 notice. I’m merely going to demonstrate how I completed my Section 21 based on my specific circumstances and knowledge, which may or may not help you complete your notice. The last thing I want is a bloody-eyed landlord knocking on my door like the damn Po-leece with their greasy, snake-oil solicitor, trying to prosecute me for giving them duff legal advice. I love you all, and I would embrace every single one of you as my own child, but I wouldn’t put it past anyone of you motherfudgers to try and pull a fast one on me!

I will give you one piece of legal-related advice though. If you’re unsure about how to complete a Section 21 notice and you want to repossess your property as quickly as possible, I would recommend seeking professional advice from a solicitor or a company that specialises in tenant eviction/repossession.

Right, that’s my disclaimer out the way.

I believe there are currently three types of Section 21 notices in England & Wales:

  • Section 21(4)(a) – this is for giving notice during a periodic tenancy in England or Wales. If the tenancy is in England, this notice should only be served if the fixed start date of the tenancy started before October 2015.
  • Section 21(1)b – this is for giving notice during the fixed term of a tenancy in England or Wales. If the tenancy is in England, this notice should only be served if the fixed start date of the tenancy started before October 2015, otherwise use the S21 FORM 6A.
  • Section 21 FORM 6A – this is only for tenancies in England (not Wales) and can be used for all assured shorthold tenancies (i.e. in some cases, you could serve either this notice or 21(4)(a)/21(1)b, depending on the tenancy start date).

All of the above are available to download from here.

Serving a Section 21 notice for a periodic tenancy

The assured shorthold tenancy I’m trying to end is a periodic tenancy in England, and the fixed term started before October 2015, so I’ll be serving the Section 21(4)(a) notice.

Here are the specific details of the tenancy:
Fixed term start date: 23rd June, 2011
Length of tenancy: 12 months
Date I served notice: 25th October, 2012
Date of expiry of the notice: 22nd January, 2013

Example section 21 notice

Note: the actual notice is longer, but there are no more gaps to fill.

So I have effectively given my tenants just under 3 months notice (assuming they received the notice before 23rd of November 2012) to vacate.

The key points

  • The Section 21 form in my example is specifically for an assured shorthold tenancy in England or Wales that started before October 2015.
  • A valid and enforceable Section 21 notice can only be served on the basis that the landlord has fulfilled specific requirements as part of the Section 21 legislation e.g. secured the tenancy deposit. For more details, go to the main Section 21 Notice post.
  • The tenant is legally required to have a minimum notice of 2 months (so they must physically receive the notice 2 months before the expiry date of the notice)
  • If the notice is served with in the fixed term, but the expiry of the notice (the day of repossession) is during a periodic tenancy, you still need to serve the fixed term section 21 notice (Section 21(1)b)).
  • The date of expiry should NOT be the same day as the “fixed term start date” (typically the day the tenant pays rent), it should be dated before. Many Landlords make the mistake of using the date of the expiry of the Section 21 Notice as being two months from the day they sign it.

Serving a Section 21 notice for a fixed tenancy

Hypothetically speaking, if I wanted to repossess the property while it was still in its fixed period and I wanted the tenant to vacate on the last day of the fixed date, this is how I would serve the notice (Section 21(1)b), based on the following specifics:

Fixed term start date: 23rd June, 2011
Length of tenancy: 12 months
Date I served notice: April 7th, 2012 (remember, a minimum of 2 months notice is required)
Date of expiry of the notice: 22nd June, 2012

Section 21 notice templates

Section 21 notice templates are available from this website, along with hundreds of other online resources :)

Final reminder

The examples above are based on my specific situation; they’re examples of how I would serve the notice, which means they won’t necessarily apply to your situation.

Does anyone have any additional tips? More worryingly, if anyone spots any mistakes, please let me know! I know many of you will jump at the opportunity.

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Matt 16th August, 2013 @ 20:38

Jay
I think if it's hand delivered literally into the tenant's hand and they sign something there and then to acknowleged receipt that would sound ok to me, but if you don't get this then I reckon you've missed the deadline and should wait another month

If you post it even through their letterbox yourself I think there is a risk it will be deemed to be served the next day (and it's also hard for your to evidence that you posted it) so not worth the risk.

Make sure you also download the right s21 form and complete accurately.

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Jay 16th August, 2013 @ 21:04

Hello Matt

Thanks for your advice. I will be seeing them tomorrow but wasn't sure if that's ok.
I intend to use the one i bought from WHSmith, would that be ok as it has the box to be signed by the tenants and dated?
Hope that's ok!!

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Frank 27th August, 2013 @ 20:55

I'm a tenant and landlord wants to move in. just told me last week and gave me 10days to deal with situation and her in house. I wanna move out with proper and fair dealing. notice at least 4 weeks. what shall I do. She is an alcoholic and bad person to share property with.

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Niche 20th September, 2013 @ 13:00

Hi if an AST starts on 20th June 2013 for a 6 month period do i put 19th December as the expiry of the notice or 20th. I wold like to serve it today. Thanks,

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Jay 20th September, 2013 @ 14:12

Hi Niche
It would have to be the date you are issuing. In your case you are giving them almost three months therefore do it from the 20th of September and yes the lad day would be the 19th December.

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julie 16th October, 2013 @ 10:20

if rent date is 14th of the month do I put the 13th of the month as expires after date on section 214a?I am so confused its been a nightmare.

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boby 6th November, 2013 @ 04:19

Need some advice people

The ast i issued had "tenancy beggining on 4- 8-13"
However the agreement was signed on 18--8-13 as i was away.

How do i serve a valid notice an which date do i go by, itspossible i will need to get court order.

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Ted 7th November, 2013 @ 21:07

Hello, I need some advice. My tenants tenancy agreements ends 18 December 2013. I am going to serve section 21 now i.e. 11th November 2013 so my tenant leaves 18th January 2014. Which section 21 do I use?

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lyndsay 9th November, 2013 @ 22:15

can anyone tell me what a section 21 4 a means please

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Ted 10th November, 2013 @ 13:18

Lyndsay, a section 21(4)(a) is used once the agreement has become periodic.
This is what im confused about, which one to use for the last month of tenancy in a fixed 6months agreement?HELP

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stuart 20th November, 2013 @ 22:07

Have issued a section 21 to my tenants, there AST started on the 5th of june for 6 months...I issued a section 21 on the 1/10/13 ....can anyone let me know what date the expiry should be on the section 21 form as my local council have told me that the date I have put is incorrect and if I go to court they will throw it out....thanks for any info....

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boby 21st November, 2013 @ 09:10

Stuart its advisable get a specialist in this area to issue a s21 notice, it doesnt have to be a solicitor, it can be a agent who does this type of work daily it should cost you no more than £50-60 for this notice.

Atleast the council have been helpful in alerting you to your invalid notice they could have gone to court knowing your case will be thrown out by the judge.

That would mean you have to start with a new s21 with new 2 month notice.

Remember a minor mistake in the dates on any your paperwork will go against you.

You can search for specialist eviction services who will charge you less than a solicitor for same work.

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M Edwards 25th November, 2013 @ 14:11

Hello, I need some advice. My tenant moved in on the 4/4/2013 using a shorthold tenancy agreement. Rent due weekly (Thursday) after 6 months in the property and need to evict. A section 21 has been sent but to be sure it is correct, what date should I have put on the section 21? Hope this makes sense!

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Alf 11th December, 2013 @ 18:58

I bought a large house that operates as an HMO that I wish to return normal use ( I want to live there) my managing agent issued all tenants with section 21 notice to quit, with 2 months notice. Some have left already but today one handed me a letter telling me he's taken legal advice and he has rights etc. this caused me to investigate sec 21 notices and has led me to believe that my agent may have made an error. The tenant's AST was signed on 18/07/11 and he pays rent weekly. His notice is for him to vacate on 29/01/14, two months after he was served with the notice. From what I understand his day to quit should have been 17/2/14. Can anyone confirm this for me? My agent insists his sec 21 is correct.
None of the AST's are signed by me, but rather the previous owner and the managing agent.

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Mina 20th January, 2014 @ 23:34

Is this the correct section 21 (1) (b)? How do I fill in 4 and 5?

HOUSING ACT 1998
Section 21(1) (b)

ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY: NOTICE REQUIRING POSSESSION:
FIXED TERM TENANCY
(Notes)

(1) Name and address of tenant(s):

(2) Name and address of landlord:

(3) Address of dwelling:

I give you notice that I require possession of the dwelling house known as (3)

(4) Date of expiry: After:

(5) Dated ON:

(6) Name and Address
Landlord/ Agent’s
?

Notes:
1. On or after the coming to an end of a fixed term assured shorthold tenancy, a court must make an order for possession if the landlord has give a notice in this form.
2. Where there are joint landlords, at least one of them must give this notice.
3. The length of the notice must be at least two months, and the notice must be given before or on the day which the fixed term comes to an end.

Received and acknowledged:

Tenants……………………………………………………………………………….

Date……………………………………………..

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Dan 2nd April, 2014 @ 17:42

Hey there,
I'm trying to fill out my first section 21. My tenant moved in with a AST of 6 months on 14th March 2012 (date also on tenancy agreement) I intend to issue the 21 notice on Friday 4th so what date do I put for expiry of the 21 notice?
Please help me with this complicated question. Thanks

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Maureen 4th April, 2014 @ 15:38

Hi. My friend and I set up a small Charity that leases houses from Landlords. We house Vulnerable Adults in the Community.

Unfortunately not all tenancies work out (as you can imagine) however we have been fortunate most of the time.

We now need to evict someone who has been told to stay put by the Council and other local housing providers.

Our tenancies are assured short hold periodic.

I have found this site extremely helpfully and have learnt a lot.

Many thanks.

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Carol 23rd April, 2014 @ 10:22

I will be serving notice on my tenants under the section 21 (periodic), both tenants are out of fixed term of AST.

They're pay date is 1st of every month, I want to serve on 1st June for
Them to vacate property on 31st of July, is this correct? Full two months notice?

Please advise as I want to get it right.

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Emily 28th July, 2014 @ 16:51

Hi everyone,

I have a question, I accidently protected my tenants deposit after the 30 days. I have protected it now and sent all the info to them. They have 3 months left on their fixed term and I would like to evict them in about 4 months. They haven't done anything wrong I just want to move back in to the property. Am I allowed to serve a section 21 notice in this scenario?

Many thanks

Emily

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Katherine 10th September, 2014 @ 03:00

Thanks for this helpful advice. This post is very timely, just when I need it. Good thing I've come across this site while working on my periodic tenancy form. I just thought to share this website I've visited prior to your blog, I find it very helpful, especially for people like us. Here's the link http://goo.gl/0o1M1z, check it out.

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Richard jojo 1st October, 2014 @ 17:36

I am a landlord. I issued a 21 1 b for ending a fixed term AST. The start date of the agreement was 30th March 2014 for 6 month AST and I issued the notice on the 28th June 2014 which is more than 2 months. However I put the end date on the notice as the 30th September 2014 and I now realise that the lease end date was 29th September. Will this be thrown out because I got the end date one day too many? I need to know this before I put in for accelerated posession. RICK

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Thunder Balls 2nd October, 2014 @ 14:01

@Richard Jojo --- yes I think so.

As in original examples above at least 2 months doesnt mean you have to give exactly 2 months so why cut it so fine ?

I would always talk to the Ts as well before sending it.
when it arrives out of the blue it is a kick in the teeth and an appropriate phone call can sugar coat it and reassure Ts.

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Jason D 5th November, 2014 @ 16:26

Tenancy ended on the 31-oct-14 and I am serving S21 on the 10-Nov-14 can the expiry date be anytime after the 11th-Jan-15?

thanks in advance.

J.

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sue 25th November, 2014 @ 11:33

I served a section21 on the 15 sep 2014 and ended it 20 nov it has gone in a periodic tenancy but im not sure if this will be alright with the court does any one know

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Ali H 26th November, 2014 @ 16:33

URGENT Please help!! i need possession of my property ON 31/1/15 12months into 24 month lease. The tenant had agreed with my ex (who'sjoint landlord) they would pay 2yrs rent upfront for a reduced monthly rent so lease was drawn up for 24months. I was unsure of the tax implications so said we would do the tenancy as standard & i'd ck with taxman before receiving any lump sums. However after moving in she went back on her word meaning the incomplete building eork on our family home could not be completed and ex unable to rent room rto help pay lge mortgage when we split up. There is a 'break clause in the lease but not sure if would stand up in court)as it's not at the end of the fixed term 24months what notice can i use? Please reply asap as i need to serve notice by 31st november & Family home is on verge of repossession by the bank. Many thanks !! :@

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moh 12th January, 2015 @ 19:03

Hi, have a periodic tenancy, the initial contract was signed 16th January 2014 for 6months, the council pays the rent every 4 weeks, so it does not coincide with the 16th of each month but reduces a day or so every month, would I date my s21 15th of March 2015 to give 2months notice? Would be grateful for a prompt reply need to get it in the next day or two. Also a slight complication, it is my niece's property, I handle any issues, problems, deal with the tenants, etc, but do not get paid anything, would I sign the form as an agent on her behalf or ask her to sign it?

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The Landlord 12th January, 2015 @ 19:25

@moh

The dates are calculated by the date you're meant to get paid on (16th of each month), not the date you actually receive the money.

Get her to sign it.

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moh 12th January, 2015 @ 23:52

Thanks for your assisstance, basically it doesn't matter what dates the council make payments, the contract was signed on the 16th January 2014 and since it is now a periodic tenancy I would need to give at least 2months notice expiring on the 15th of March?
They was no deposit taken.
The council pay the rent every 4 weeks and not in calendar months.

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shewis 31st January, 2015 @ 17:01

I wish I saw this blog last year...I had a 52 week agreement with my tenant. Served them with a section 21 b on the 27th June 2014. the rent paid is calculated weekly! Paid every four weeks!
So I gave them two months / 8 weeks plus a few days taking the day of notice to 26th August 2014. They didn't move in fact they were told by the council to stay until I got a possession order from court.
I paid £280 to submit papers to court on 1st Sep 2014. Early November asked to re-fill a section of the form...did that, sent it back. End of November my case was dismissed due insufficient time on notice given. I wrote the court asking them to explain. They wrote back saying if I wished the court to address my letter I would need to complete another form and pay £155 to process it. I did this... A hearing date was set. The Judge said I had a point regarding how I worked out the notice time BUT it must be TWO CALENDAR Months. I should have written 27th Aug on the section 21 and he dismissed my case.
I am just about to serve a Section 21 (4) (a). Giving the tenant effectively three months notice...2nd Feb 2015 - 1st May 2015.
Landlords be aware of those dates and extra time if you want to keep said tenants.

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Owen 26th February, 2015 @ 22:28

Christ almighty people, have some f***ing empathy.

Yes, it's legal to give 2 months notice, but have you considered how incredibly difficult it is to find a new place, pack up your life, save the for the deposit and the myriad other things one needs to do to move house, the most stressful time in your life?

First of all, ring them, talk to them, explain the situation and give them plenty of notice. Then when you issue the Section 21 with hopefully plenty more than 2 months notice, you'll get much happier tenants leaving your place and people that are a hell of a lot less likely to hold you to court.

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Dave 25th March, 2015 @ 17:17

If a section 21/4 notice is served

a) by putting it through the letterbox and not getting an acknowledgement and
b) with the 'dwelling known as' section omitted/left blank.

Is it invalid?

Thank you

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Kash 24th May, 2015 @ 15:50

Hi,
We received the notice s21 from the agency delivered through the letter box, with the statement on the envelope 'hand delivered' (however we did not signed any delivery to our hand). It was delivered on 30th of March, and the date to leave on the notice is 30th of May.

My flatmate was at home (she finishes work at 4 pm so usually is home just before 5pm). And she actually heard the letters being popped in around 5 pm.

I found out that 4.30 pm is the latest time for the documents to be delivered to be accepted for the same day.

Will the court accept that letter as delivered on 30th of March without our signature? If they have a witness (they can literally produce anyone to state they delivered it even in the morning) can our statement that it was delivered later be valid?
Does court need a proof with our signature about the delivery to check the dates?

Sometimes I wish law was simple :(

Thank you in advance

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John Saunders 1st June, 2015 @ 17:03

Hi
I have a tenant whose tenancy ran out on 31st March. Due to my own carelessness I didn't realise. He now owes over £600 in rent arrears. I have told him to leave but he shows no sign of doing so. If I now issue a section 21 notice do I have to date it from now or can I back date it to when the tenancy agreement ran out? Also any ideas on how I get my rent? Take him to court?

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Glen 4th June, 2015 @ 23:16

Hi everyone,

Please can someone try to answer these 2 questions - I can;t find the answer anywhere online!

1. If I serve a Section 21 notice (as opposed to a simple letter asking my tenants to move out with 2 months notice), does this forfeit my right to reclaim the 3 months unpaid rent? I read somewhere that it does, but can anyone clarify that?

2. I want to get the tenants out exactly 2 months after their tenancy agreement ends. But to avoid any possible misinterpretation by the courts I need to send the notice now, before their tenancy agreement ends. Which Section 21 should I use?

Thanks!

In answer to other people's questions, as far as I understand it...

John Saunders - you can only use the 'actual' date on your S21, you cannot backdate it. Make sure the 'expiry date' is minimum 2 months later, & the last day of a rental period (ie the day before the rent is normally due). See comments above for details.

Kash - 30th March to 30th May is not 2 months (it is just under), and reading the comments above it will therefore be thrown our of court. The notice period needs to be a minimum of 2 months. Even 20/6 - 19/8 doesn't appear to be enough, as it is cutting it too fine & the judge can dismiss the case by an error of 1 day.

Dave - you will need an acknowledgment or proof of posting, otherwise how will you prove the tenant received it? Don't leave any sections blank - why risk it!

Owen - I hear ya. But you try dealing with tenants who live in your property rent-free & refuse to pay for months, and don't make any effort to contact you or suggest a repayment schedule. How much empathy should one have before they go bankrupt themselves!?

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Glen Brewster 5th June, 2015 @ 04:44

After much research I believe I have answered my own questions. I will post them here in case they are helpful to anyone else.

Q - How do I get my rude, obnoxious, non-paying tenants out of the property asap? If I serve a Section 21 notice, does this forfeit my right to reclaim the unpaid rent so far?

A - The only way you forfeit reclaiming the unpaid rent with the S21 is if you use the 'accelerated' service. The normal S21 allows you to reclaim overdue rent, but the problem with the S21 is that you need to give a minimum of 2 months' notice, which is not ideal if the tenant is continually refusing to pay their rent. If you are sure your tenant has no legal right to counter your claim (ie they cannot claim the property is in a bad state of disrepair / that they had no hot water / heating for months on end etc), it might be better to serve a Section 8, which, depending on the Grounds you have, allows you to serve notice of just 2 weeks! The 'Grounds' are explained v clearly on Wikipedia - non-payment of rent is 'Grounds 8, 10, & 11'. If the tenant submits a counter-claim the case could get expensive, but the way I look at it (I could be wrong), if I am going to need to take them to Court anyway regarding the overdue rent (which is looking more & more likely), I may as well serve Section 8, and resolve the entire matter in one court hearing.

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Benji 5th June, 2015 @ 09:44

Glen,

Consider using section 21 for possession and a separate MCOL for the arrears.

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Holly 11th June, 2015 @ 15:31

Hi section 21 to give on 11/6/15 wot date do I put for 2 months notice ?

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Siddiqui 14th June, 2015 @ 14:39

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement for 6 month and after its automatically change for periodically tenancy. I got the Section 21(1)(a). I am little bit confuse and wants to know is this correct Notice? if not when will apply for Section 21(1)(a). My court date is very near, please reply me on my email id mass2010@hotmail.co.uk
May Thanks

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natalie 29th June, 2015 @ 15:57

I have a tenant who moved in on 29.08.11 on 6 month ast, which is now a periodic tenancy. She pays the rent fortnightly on a Monday, I didn't take a deposit from her. She needs a bigger house and asked if I would give her a section 21a notice to take to the local council, They had said she would be put on a higher priority band due to a disabled child who needs his own room. she has made an appointment to go in this week with copy of notice and tenancy agreement etc, when she made the appointment it was a different advisor who said the section 21a notice will probably be filled in incorrectly, They will try to find a mistake on it so as this tenant doesn't have to move out, has anyone any idea what I should do? the form is filled in as follows-
tenants name......
landlord address..............
property address..............
date of expiry of notice 30th August 2015
date notice served 28th June 2015
landlord signature......................

she will give me the form back to alter it if indeed I have filled it in wrong
thanks in advance for any advice,

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Stevlynd 1st July, 2015 @ 21:19

Hi have just heard a landlord can not evict a tenant if there is no current gas check or ecp, is this correct?

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onegulp 6th July, 2015 @ 17:32

hi my step daughter has been told that she has served her s21 but has not even seen one or heard about one can she still be evicted ? Also her deposit was not paid into a tenants deposit scheme. I have read elsewhere that because of this the s21 is null and void and she has never had a signed tenancy agreement. How does she stand legally. This is fair urgent any replies would be most helpful

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Tracy Stevenson 8th July, 2015 @ 13:11

Please could you tell me if i need to get a signature off a tenant to say they have received a section 21 notice ?

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Benji 8th July, 2015 @ 21:19

@Tracey,

No, although it would be nice!
Recorded delivery, if signed for by the tenant is good but far from infallible.
Proof of posting from two different post offices is better.
Or served by hand with an independent witness.

As you are asking the question, presumably you think there may be a problem, so do them all.

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mar 18th July, 2015 @ 08:15

My tenant's AST has now ended and has become a periodic tenancy. I have properly served Sec 21, with over 2 months to expiry, as I want to take back the property, however, he has now served Notice To Quit giving 1 months notice. Because I have served Sec 21 with 2 months notice, does that override his ability to give 1 months notice? Can I legally require him to stay or pay for the final month? A hefty deposit is held in TDS.

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souxie 23rd July, 2015 @ 18:35

Hi I had an assured shorthold tenancy agreement on the 10th Feb 2005 when my ex-partner moved out I signed a new 1 year tenancy agreement on the 10th Jan 2008 which has now lapsed into a periodic assured tendency. My landlord wants to sell and gave me written notice on the 11th May 2015 asking me to leave by the 12 July 2015 "Due to financial circumstances it is with regret that we must give you notice to leave (my address) by 12th July 2015, as we wish to sell the property." I asked them to give me more time but on the 22nd they sent me a claim form for possession (accelerated procedure). I have looked for advice but getting mixed messages.
Q1. Is my notice legally binding?
I am questioning the wording
I am questioning the dates
If it is wrong should I contact my landlord and tell him the form is wrong or just put the information on the defence form? What would be the difference?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you

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ashley peters 21st January, 2016 @ 17:48

just had a s21 struck out at hearing
ast agreement was signed by 2 different landlords

also would like comments on this scenario

friend sold his house to her friend as a sale and rent back agreement mortgage attached to title deeds as halifax but on questioning halifax about permission for landlord to let property they informed her that there was actually no mortgage on that property in question on their system

think he may have sold it to someone illegally

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Rach 16th February, 2016 @ 19:15

Hi
We need to send a section 21 to tenants who haven't paid since October 2015.
We know it has to be a periodic as tenancy ended in Jan 2916.
Our problem is that initially there were 3 of them all friends of ours. We later found out it should of been a Hmo, to cut a long story short one of the tenants told us he was leaving, no longer a Hmong. we then did a new tenancy for 2 remaining tenants. 3rd tenant we found out hasn't left. Do we serve them all a section 21 or are we admitting liability that it's a Hmo

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JDP 17th March, 2016 @ 10:33

I also need advice
Fixed term runs from 20th sept 2015 - 19th march 2016
i intend to serve a S21(1)(b) tomorrow 18th march ie still in the fixed term (just)
my questions are :

do i need to put in a Notice Expiry date ie i THINK that will be 19th may 2016
and if i need to put this date in do i liaise with the tenant for a suitable date for them to move out after that date ??

thanks

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Danny 29th March, 2016 @ 08:10

I had a Fixed term AST end on 16th march 2016. I served the notice on the 26th Decemeber 2015. Requiring Possession on the 17th of March 16. Since then my house was up for sale and was to be sold to an investor who wanted the tenant to remain, we anticipated completion/exchange on the date of possession (17/03) but this has not occurred and as we are (Buyer adn I) still negotiating the tenant and I have mutually agreed a periodic arrangement on a weekly basis, via email only, no signatures etc. I was wondering whether, I now need to serve a further Section 21 notice and thus provide a further two months notice?

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jay 12th July, 2016 @ 17:44

I want to serve notice form 6A (section 21). The tenancy agreement for 6 months, started 04/03/16-ending 03/09/16. I want to serve the notice by post that adds +3 days. The notice would be 2 months from 16/07/16-16/09/16.

Would the notice be still valid as the tenancy will be periodic not fixed term anymore after the 03/09/16?

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Zaz 25th July, 2016 @ 20:13

I gave notice section 21 on 1st march 16. Tenancy agreement started 1st oct ends 1st August 16. I will be going through court as tenant has already told me they won't be leaving. I just hope I haven't given section too soon. I don't want to have it thrown out due to dates. Any advice would be appreciated
Thanks

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