Landlords of residential properties let on an assured shorthold tenancy can evict tenants using a Section 21 or Section 8 notice, or both. 

New Regulations have been issued to substitute the prescribed form for section 21 notices. The Regulations came into force on 1 June 2019 to correspond with the commencement of the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA). 

Broadly speaking it makes the following changes to the prescribed form:

  • It reflects that a landlord may not use it if prevented from doing so in accordance with the TFA 2019;
  • Provides additional information about the Housing Act 2004 which restricts the landlord from serving a section 21 notice where the property is an unlicensed house in multiple occupation;
  • Gives information to tenants about support services if they are at risk of homelessness.

 The new form can be found here.

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