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POSSESSION (ACCELERATED): Section 21 Notice

Non fault based possession

Accelerated possession is not fault based.  It therefore does not require the tenant to be in breach of any of the terms of a tenancy for a landlord to issue a Section 21 Notice.  It is known as accelerated possession because the procedure is designed not to require a court hearing and therefore in theory it should be quicker.  However, landlords should note that the process is by no means immediate. Have a look at our timetable of a typical Section 21 Notice Possession as a guide. It will typically take several weeks or months, depending on whether there is a back log of cases at the specific court being used.

Section 21 notice

The landlord cannot regain possession during the first six months of a assured shorthold tenancy.  For periods exceeding 6 months, before starting proceedings, the landlord must serve a termination notice under Section 21 of the Housing Act (1988) (known as a Section 21 Notice) which must be served in writing at least 2 months before possession is required. We provide a copy of a free Section 21 Notice.

A Section 21 Notice:

  • Has to be in writing
  • Does not have to be in a set form
  • There is not normally a hearing
  • This procedure cannot be used if the landlord has changed during the tenancy term or if there was no written tenancy agreement in place when the tenant moved in
  • Is not available for rent act tenancies (regulated tenancies)

Serving the section  21 notice

If the tenancy was for a fixed term, the date specified cannot be any earlier that the expiry date of that fixed term (for a copy of a section 21 fixed term notice register to use our free property management software )

If the tenancy was periodic or the fixed term has expired before the notice is given, the date specified must be the last day of a rental period.  Therefore if the tenancy is a monthly tenancy and the rental day is the 15th of the month, the date specified must be the 14th of a subsequent month at least 2 months after the date of service.

The two month notice period is a minimum – it can be more than two months and still be valid.  For example, if a six month tenancy was granted there would be nothing legally wrong with the landlord serving the Section 21 notice on or soon after the grant of the tenancy, to take effect at the expiry of the tenancy.

If the notice has been correctly served during the fixed term and the tenant does not move out at the end of it, the landlord may start possession proceedings immediately without having to serve any further notices.

Grounds for non fault based possession

In the case of an assured shorthold tenancy the landlord simply needs to show that the tenancy has ended and that the Section 21 notice has been served and has expired.  He does not need any grounds for possession, being entitled to a possession order as of right.

The landlord does not have to show it is reasonable to grant possession.  Once the correct Section 21 notice has been served and the court is satisfied that the tenancy is an assured shorthold, it must grant an order for possession.

Can I serve a section 21 notice at the start of a tenancy?

One of the tips I was given from a professional letting agent was to serve a section 21 notice at the start of a tenancy.  It is a trick used by many experienced landlords but how legal is it?

Let's be clear there are advantages to a landlord of serving a section 21 notice at the start of a tenancy.  The section 21(1)(b) is for fixed term tenancies and should be dated to give at least 2 months notice to the tenant and not expire before the end of the fixed term tenancy.  Prior to the clarification of the law by the Court of Appeal in the case Spencer v Taylor the previous interpretation of section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 was that the notice had to be dated so that it expired on the last day of the tenancy period.  This caused much confusion with landlords and meant that many of these fixed term notices were 'kicked out' by the courts as being invalid.  Thanks to the clarification by the courts this obstacle to a landlord gaining possession has been made a little less onerous.  For detailed guidance on dating your section 21 notices  have a look at this article.

Are there still advantages to a landlord of serving a section 21 at the start of a tenancy?

Despite the fact that it has been made easier to date a landlords section 21 notice there are still advantages to a landlord to serving the notice at the outset of the tenancy.  For a start it is easier for a landlord to get the tenant to sign to acknowledge receipt of the notice. This proof of service of the section 21 notice can often be as much as a problem for a landlord with the courts than getting the dates wrong.  Most tenants who are looking to avoiding eviction because they are in arrears with their rent will look at prolonging the eviction process and if they can avoid it through a legal technicality that the notice was not legally served they will do.  However, at the start of a tenancy most tenants apart from perhaps hard nosed professional scammers will sign anything including an innocuous section 21 notice which can be explained away to the tenant as just ensuring that they can end the tenancy after the fixed term of say 6 month if they so wished.

A landlord needs to ensure that they can prove the tenancy has started

Legally serving a section 21(1)(b) Notice cannot be served until after the tenancy has been started.  One of the difficulties of serving the section 21 notice at the start of a tenancy is that it is difficult for a landlord to establish that the section notice has been started after the tenancy has began. The Housing Act 1988 section 21 states clearly that "a s.21(1)(b) Notice cannot be served until after the letting starts".

In the opinion of Jeffrey Shaw the legal expert on our landlord forum should the tenant challenge the notice and it end up with a legal hearing then the Judge may be unclear that the section 21 notice was served after the tenancy was created.

In reality this kind of legal challenge is unlikely.  Landlords should probably take the view that the administrative simplicity and legal advantages of serving the free section 21 notice giving them the opportunity of starting proceedings for possession immediately after the expiry of the end of the fixed term tenancy out way any potential risk of the possession proceedings failings because of the unlikely event of a legal challenge.

Accelerated possession proceedings

These are commenced in the county court for the area where the property is situated.

The landlord will then need to use N5B possession. The N5B claim form is available from the Governments Justice website.

The most important form is the ‘Claim form for possession of property (accelerated procedure) (assured shorthold, tenancy) N5B.

The claimant is the landlord and the landlord should fill in their name and address.  The defendant’s  (tenant’s) name(s) and address (the tenanted property) should also be inserted.  The amount of the court fee should be checked at the court office and paid by the landlord in order that the action can commence.

The application is supported by a witness statement, printed on the inside pages of the application form.

The landlord (claimant) will also need to supply:

  • A copy of the tenancy agreement (the first written tenancy agreement & if there is more than one agreement the most recent)
  • The Section 20 Notice stating that the tenancy would be an assured shorthold if the tenancy began before 28th February 1997 (not required if the tenancy began after that date)
  • In all cases, the notice requiring possession served under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.
  • If the landlord did not serve the notice then whoever did so has to complete a CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (County Court Form N215)


It is most important that the form and the witness statement are properly completed otherwise the court is likely to reject the application.  The completed form and statement plus a copy for each defendant must be filed at court along with the court fee.  The court will serve the papers on the tenant (s) by post and will notify the landlord that this has been done in the document entitled NOTICE OF ISSUE.  This tells landlords when the items were posted and the date up to which the tenant can file a defence.

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The papers served on the tenant include a form of reply to enable the tenant to lodge an objection to the landlord’s application, should the tenant wish to do so and the grounds of their objection.  This must be done within 14 days of service.

The only valid defences by the tenant are that there is a defect in the section 21 Notice or that the tenant did not receive the section 21 notice.

Once the 14 days have expired the landlord completes the bottom part of the NOTICE OF ISSUE and asks for a Possession Order.

The matter is then referred to a district judge, who looks at the papers and the reply (if any) and decides whether possession should be ordered at this stage or the matter should be referred for a hearing.  The procedure is designed to avoid the need for a hearing, so the judge will normally call for one only if the landlord’s paperwork is not in order or the tenant has raised an issue that ought to be heard.

If the Judge is satisfied that the Section 21 Notice is correct and that it has been served then he will make a Possession Order without a hearing.  That normally gives the tenant 14 or 28 days to vacate.  If that time will cause the tenant hardship the judge has power to extend the time to 42 days but no longer.

If the tenant then does not go the landlord will have to instruct the Baliff using Court Form N325 and pay £110

Landlords should note that the use of a Section 21 Notice is purely to obtain possession of a landlord residential investment property it cannot be used to reclaim unpaid rent.  A landlord that are looking to reclaim unpaid rent will either need to take a separate action through the small claims court or should start an ordinary Fault Based Possession under Section 8.

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Comments (49)

COURT HEARING - RE ACCELERATED POSSESSION HEARING
We have received a date for the court hearing to obtain a possession order on our tenants, I am unclear whether we as Landlords have to go or does the judge make a decision in our absence?
would appreciate anyone who knows
#1 - Mrs Smith - 04/30/2012 - 18:01
JUDGES DECISION CONFUSING
I have applied for possession of a property let on assured shorthold tenancy using accelerated procedure using section21(1)b. The tenancy was still running and therefore was not a periodic one.
The judge wrote 'Iam not satisfied that the claimant is entitled to possession order as the section 21 notice does not end on the last day of the tenancy' Has the law changed? I thought this only applied to periodic tenancies where you have to use section 21(4)(a)
#2 - Henry Mugenzi - 05/21/2012 - 19:26
ANY ONE UP THERE WHO CAN HELP HENRY ABOVE.
#3 - Henry Mugenzi - 05/22/2012 - 10:46
Section 21 Total Failure
Our letting agents issued a Section 21 in November to end on the last day of the tenancy. The judge threw it out stating that it should have been dated for the day after. Meanwhile the tenant (in my one and only home which I let out due to working overseas) has stopped paying rent, has moved her boyfriend in and is laughing her head off as there is little I can do. The second Section 21 (now a periodic tenancy) is now dated for June but as the tenant is playing the system, most likely to get a council house, it has cost me a fortune in legal fees and unpaid rent. Our lawyer didn't check the initial paperwork before submitting to court and everyone is blaming everyone else. The tenant didn't even show up for the hearing. I intend to start a campaign once I eventually get my home back but meanwhile I have managed to find out loads about my tenant!
#4 - JJ - 05/23/2012 - 16:47
Help for Section 21
If you require help with any repossessions you can email me @ renee.drummond@hotmail.co.uk
#5 - renee - 05/31/2012 - 18:10
Deposit Protection Scheme
My letting agent failed to protect my tenants' deposit in an approved scheme. We pay for a fully managed service and pay the agent 20% of the rent. We have issued a s.21 notice (it's now a periodic tenancy as the six month period has passed) but I gather it will be invalid if we seek possession through court. What can we do to rectify the situation, do we return the deposit to the tenants with interest, or do we now place the deposit in a scheme? Will placing it in a scheme make th s.21 notice we have issued valid, should accelerated possession be necessary.

I no longer trust the agent to give us valuable advice.
#6 - Caroline - 07/11/2012 - 09:03
section 21
If the rent is due on the 5th but I serve a section 21 notice on the 4 of July is the eviction date the 4th of september or the 4 0f October? as this is what my tenant as asked for I suppose it so she can get on the housing list and if it is the latter date what happens to the 3 months missing rent?
#7 - Ian - 07/13/2012 - 15:06
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#8 - Lee Revell - 07/27/2012 - 09:12
Fees
We left the property before the court hearing and gave notice to the l'lord and the judge advising this however we still have to pay costs??? Also the l'lord is now keeping all the deposit as she said we didnt give a months notice to quit property but she gave a section 21 to leave???? Can she do this???
#9 - Caz - 08/14/2012 - 22:42
possession of my property
My first property which I have let, it has only been 4 months and the tenant is refusing to pay me rent. I have served a section 21 to her on the 10th of july 2012 when can I apply to court for possession of my property. Tenant is refusing to move and refusing to pay rent, how unfair this can be for landlords who have to keep on paying the mortgage. Totally horrendous law!
#10 - n - 08/26/2012 - 18:13
possession of my property
My first property which I have let, it has only been 4 months and the tenant is refusing to pay me rent. I have served a section 21 to her on the 10th of july 2012 when can I apply to court for possession of my property. Tenant is refusing to move and refusing to pay rent, how unfair this can be for landlords who have to keep on paying the mortgage. Totally horrendous law!
#11 - n - 08/26/2012 - 18:18
evict tenant
I have a tenant whi is in arrears of about £3000 but when the court hearing started on 29/8/2012 the tenant suddenly claim she had paid £3400 on 13th June 2012. So they say they do not have rent arraers. The claim is of course rediculous, random and false but the court takes its face value and instructed to have full day trial scheduled in November. In the meantime the arrears keeps piled up while they are still claiming the housing benefit.
#12 - Charles Tsao - 08/29/2012 - 16:46
Response to Charles
Charles, If you know that your tenant is claiming housing benefit then once they are in arrears by 8 weeks (or 6 weeks can't remember) you can apply directly to HB to have the rent paid to you as the Landlord direct. Do this asap!
#13 - Lana - 09/17/2012 - 10:14
SECTION 21
CAN LANDLORDS AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF SECTION 21 APPLY TO COURT WITHOUT A SOLICITOR . WILL IT BE A COMPLECATED PROCEDURES, OR IST A SIMPLE FORMS TO FILL IN.
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#14 - paul - 10/08/2012 - 16:18
English laws have not come very far into the 21st century
Makes one want to get the baseball bat guys out ! It will come to that Im on my third rubbish tenant who is totally protected by these rubbish laws in England and I am screwed by MY Landlord( as Im leasehold !) and he continually puts up the maintenance!!Down with lease hold
#15 - Eric - 01/08/2013 - 18:06
Section 21
The council refuse to give my tennant a new bond due to them issuing one on a previous tenancy prior to his wife leaving. Due to damage they have lost the bond. And written agreement has taken place as to damages
They asked me if the last months rent at the end of new the tenancy If I can use that as a bond.
I have issued a section 21 on the date issuing the new tennancy
With the end date the day at the end date ie 24th dec signed 23rd June required, is this correct or do I need to issue a new section 21 dated the new day of issue and to end on 24th June not 23rd
Also the tennant says I can't issue a section 21 as the old bond was still in place, and until I lodge a new bond I can not issue a section 21.
I have now claimed back the old bond monies so no bond is on the house.
But the council will not be paying that money for the new bond until at the end of the tenancy, as they have paid a month in advance then will be paying month in arears, they asked me if I would use that monies as a bond,as technical a month after the tennant leaves they pay the month in arears using that months monies as a bond.
Therefore since monies for a new bond won't be paid till then, I can not issue a new bond as no monies will be paid for it until then as they also don't want the tennant to have any monies as technically it belongs to housing needs
How do I stand and is the section 21 legal if I now issue a new dated one and what date do I put on the as the dates please ?
#16 - Keith Rutherford - 01/16/2013 - 08:45
eviction
I'm just filling in the accelerated possession paperwork for sheffield court is it just the two sheets as the clerk gave me both types and I'm not sure if I have to fill the bit about giving a reason.Does anyone know? When this is over I think I'll write a book as the last 6months knowing this tenant is sure to be a best seller. Has anyone had experience with a guarantor that thinks he done his part once the rent is paid??? then threatens extreme violence to landlord???
#17 - nicky - 02/03/2013 - 13:11
Success
I just got my keys back. Tenant told benefitts and council tax office that she no longer lives at property in Sept but left all her furniture in. Stopped paying rent so I issued a Section 21 which ran out in Dec and I requested a possession order. Council came after me for Tax because there is furniture in the property even though its not mine I had to pay them. We could also prove that the tenant was still living there due to indate milk in the fridge!! On top of this the courts threw it out saying I haven't got grounds for a section 21.. WHAT!!! Thankfully all the tenant wanted was the possesion order to throw mercy on the council to get an emergency housing. Scum bags left the house damaged and in a mess and I got a guarantor which means nothing as I will fight them through the courts for payment of probably a 1p a week. You play by the law and it shafts you I just can't believe the courts. Good value for money NOT!!!
#18 - Francis - 02/19/2013 - 14:51
Success
I just got my keys back. Tenant told benefitts and council tax office that she no longer lives at property in Sept but left all her furniture in. Stopped paying rent so I issued a Section 21 which ran out in Dec and I requested a possession order. Council came after me for Tax because there is furniture in the property even though its not mine I had to pay them. We could also prove that the tenant was still living there due to indate milk in the fridge!! On top of this the courts threw it out saying I haven't got grounds for a section 21.. WHAT!!! Thankfully all the tenant wanted was the possesion order to throw mercy on the council to get an emergency housing. Scum bags left the house damaged and in a mess and I got a guarantor which means nothing as I will fight them through the courts for payment of probably a 1p a week. You play by the law and it shafts you I just can't believe the courts. Good value for money NOT!!!
#19 - Francis - 02/19/2013 - 14:51
SECTION 21
PLEASE I NEED SECTION 21 EVICTION FORM
#20 - LATEEF ARISEKOLA - 03/19/2013 - 00:21
court process
Hi,my tenant doesnt pay rent for 5 months now as because we are overseas she decided to take the advantage.
we served section8- expired on 14.01.13 and section21 - expired on 07.03.13.
She doesnt leave the property,caused a damp into our livingroom,called envinmomenthal heath to complaint.Took us over 3 months to manage too fix the damp as she didnt allow nowone to enter into the property.Finally the damp is sorted.
Now we have court date on 21.03.13,does anyone knows after court how long it takes to get our property back?
thank you!
#21 - Andressa - 03/19/2013 - 20:00
eviction
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#22 - mack the knife - 03/20/2013 - 21:37
Section 21 accelerated
My landlord is looking to repossess the property has served a section 21 accelerated and has include documents that I have never seen I am in arrears of 3k after loosing my job and asked if I could be given a payment plan but was refused by landlord now they are chasing my garuntour
How is this fair?
What can I do
#23 - J dan - 03/25/2013 - 19:42
Ending the rental on my property
Hi, I have giving notice to the company that are renting my property for me that I wish to end the rental,the tenancy ends in May but they are saying that the tenant does not leave the property till June.Isthis correct ?
#24 - Jane Barnard - 03/28/2013 - 12:31
landlady did not pay mortgage and now bank are repossessing the flat, which i am renting off her.
Hi,

My landlady hasn't paid the mortgage since last august. We signed a 1 year contract with her in November. We recieved letters from the bank adressed to her saying it it going to be repossessed due to non payment of mortgage. We had no idea and now she has disappeared adn didn;t even show up for the court hearing! what rights do we have as tenants. our contract terminates in november, but they want to take possession in a few weeks. how much notice can we ask for?
#25 - laura - 04/23/2013 - 14:02
Notice of Issue Defence query
The court issued the Notice of Issue to my tenants and on the final day they issued a defence saying they couldn't pay the fee. Fine I just want them out. How do I respond now? Can I just return the Notice of Issue so that it can become the Order for Possession OR do I have to do something first saying I am waiving the costs?
#26 - AEA - 05/28/2013 - 10:42
#22
I have a tenant in arrears and doesnt want leave but i want them out how do we contact you 22 for the delivery of justice and eviction with no paperwork
#27 - 27 - 06/04/2013 - 11:15
Does the tennant need to give us notice if we have served a s21
Hi we have served a S21 so tennant due to leave after 25th July 2013 but have been told by tennant that we leave on 23rd June. Can they do this without issuing one months notice?
#28 - Beth - 06/17/2013 - 20:06
eviction
i have rented my house out for the last 2 years to my daughter who is on benefits her boyfriend has smashed the house up twice and has caused a lot of damage and police were advised of this i used her bond towards some repairs however she still intends to let him visit so i gave her a written 6 months notice. this was 3 months ago the council has now said i cant do this i need a form 21 which i had never heard of before and also the original tenancy agreement which i no longer have but thay had a copy when she moved in , it all seems so complicated and designed for others to make money why do i need a form 21
#29 - michelle - 06/28/2013 - 13:00
Help
Hi all,

From overlooking most of your comments regarding 'rent arrears', issues with 'serving notices' and court orders.

There seems to be clear pattern of the landlord pushing the blame onto others (like I done). Landlords, ask yourself this question. You as a Landlord have the final say on your tenants (well I do) what rent are you taking? is it above the market rate? is your property in good condition? do you over value your furniture? do you comply with gas, electric, furniture legislation? do you demand unrealistic clauses in your contract? do you pay a agent or do you find tenants yourself? if you do use a agent, do you use a reportable firm or a niche company on the high road who is charging you a couple hundred pounds? do you keep a detailed record of everything?

My point being, I use to be a naive Landlord who didn't want to pay estate agents anything. I use to look at the market and if I could see a property on my road went for £1200 I would force the agent to get me £1300, and they always did. I wouldn't give the tenants anything and believed that I am the landlord and what I say goes. I didn't even use to change the light bulbs and would let the agents deal with all the headaches.

From speaking with some relatives, I realised this was the most foolish mistake of my life and spent thousands in evictions and rent arrears not to mention damages to my house.

If you think differently, please carry on because the only fool is you and believe you me, one day you will come across a tenant who understands the property law more than you and your agent put together and then, you will really see how delicate this property game is.

I now spend £500 each time my tenant leaves on a full steam/carpet clean/garden clear out. I use Haart, Foxtons, Century21 and pay them all 9% finder's fee which usually includes a rent guarantee cover.

If the market rent is £1200, I take £1150 but get to select my tenants. It's like shopping and usually you can feel the decent people out there. The agents follow this up with their paperwork and always show me before accepting.

I have now been renting with this attitude for 4 years and have had no issues to date.
#30 - Phillip B - 07/30/2013 - 15:27
Renting
Well Done #30, very commendable.

I am in arrears by a month and the letting agent have stated they intend to enforce the section 21 they issued at the beginning of the tenancy.

They haven't done any work on the property, lots needs doing, even after telling them BEFORE moving in and FIVE times in the last 9 months!

Anyway, I do know the law and they have made 2 mistakes which I have no intention of informing them of, let them take me to court and see there legal bill increase!
#31 - Lee H - 08/10/2013 - 04:16
Renting
Well Done #30, very commendable.

I am in arrears by a month and the letting agent have stated they intend to enforce the section 21 they issued at the beginning of the tenancy.

They haven't done any work on the property, lots needs doing, even after telling them BEFORE moving in and FIVE times in the last 9 months!

Anyway, I do know the law and they have made 2 mistakes which I have no intention of informing them of, let them take me to court and see there legal bill increase!
#32 - Lee H - 08/10/2013 - 04:17
section 21 to tenant
What happens if im served with s section 21 if in no fault.i have 2 childreb with disability inclufing 1 with sever developmental delay including speevh anc language difficulties. 1 toddler and a 4 months baby. Im paying my rent every month.
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#34 - ukyurhhfmp - 08/25/2013 - 17:13
tenant not paid the rent and want to evict her
Hi i have tenant who lived in property for few years and she was not paid the rent on the after few month she moved in.and she promised to pay as instalment which she did not do and owe me nearly £1200. then i approched the council and council paid the rent direct to the landlord, and is less than the amount the first rent payment been agreed, and i take it easy and did not issue any tenancy agreement for nearly 2 years, now recently her benefit stoped and council stop paining her rent for nearly one and half month, can i issue section 8 and 21 together and what and how long notice we have to give to the tenant? and what will happened without tenancy agreement please help me to sort this matter out. thanks for your cooperation.need help to fill section 21 as well.
#35 - Iraj - 08/28/2013 - 18:41
Possessions s 21 v s 8
I notice an awful lot of landlords going down the section 21 route when there are rent arrears - should there be 2 months or more rent arrears then i strongly recommend you use a section 8 notice - 14 days and proceed to court - please e mail me should you require help - we are a letting agents and specialise in eviction in a nice way - paperwork and court and you will get your property back, e mail me and we can sort it out for you Liz Davies Libra based in South Wales and West Midlands
#36 - Liz DAvies - 09/18/2013 - 08:00
landlord gives 14 days' notice to leave
I have assured short hold tenancy that expired August 10th. 1st October she gives a 14 day notice to quit. I am not in arrears. What to do.
#37 - ts - 10/02/2013 - 00:10
# comment 30
Comment # 30

I would like to say that you have to still have to take extra care with tenants. I have been charging less than market value but I got a very bad tenant now and I am going the court. It has been almost 5 weeks. She gets free legal advice and her solicitor from the law centre send me the email with a copy do defence forms where the tenant has given a false statement regarding the date when deposit was paid. I received a deposit from the council late and then my mother was ill and then terminally ill. She died on 18th October and the the tenant was aware of all this as she was writing to the tower hamlets housing department that why the rent and deposit was not paid .
It is sad that how you as a landlord try to help tenants where some tenants really abuse the system.
She put me into so much stress so when I filled the s21 notice form in last 2 months but 1mistake was done by me is that her tenancy expired on 2nd of the month and I put 1st of the month. But I donot see why there should be problem.
Also her lawyer should not be telling me to seek a solicitor advice and withdraw my application from the court. Also the tenant is in rent arrears
. I would like to say that I got good lawyers and law company who also helped so much giving free advice and supported me in on many occasions before that I can do by myself So this time taking case by myself.
#38 - Prafula - 10/11/2013 - 12:22
final tenency date
hi,i issued a 12 month ast 27th jan 2013,i am issuing a section 21 on 12th october more than the req 2 months,what is the reposetion date i should put on the form.
is it the 26th 27th or 28th january,regards ,gerry
#39 - gerry riesebeck - 10/14/2013 - 21:12
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#41 - mary - 12/22/2013 - 03:43
Section 21 Notice - is it valid?
I have been served a Section 21 notice and the correct procedure has been followed so I don't dispute any of that. What is confusing me though is that the Landlord as stated on my tenancy agreement is NOT the registered owner of the property and the notice has been served by the registered owner, NOT the landlord as stated on my tenancy agreement.

Is this notice valid? Or does the landlord as stated on the AST have to serve the notice? What are the implications for the landlord if I push this to a possession hearing at court?
#42 - Julie Woodhouse - 02/22/2014 - 11:38
Possession order has been issued by a County Court in favour of the claimant what will happen if we do not leave on that date
Kindly advice me a possession order has been issued by the court in favour of the Claimant that a defendant has to leave the property and pat the cost to the Claimant on or before 19-02-2014.
Supposing the defendant did not leave the property on 19-02-2014, what measures as a Claimant or Defendant do I have any right to stay in the property after the possession order. Thanks advice
#43 - Tony - 03/05/2014 - 17:52
section 21
I didn't receive any kind of paperwork from my landlord before receiving a letter from the county court saying I have to be out of the property with only 5 days notice surely this cannot still be valid I received the letter on Monday 3rd of march saying I had to be out the property on Friday 7th march I've read the information above and I didn't receive notice about anything all I had was the letter from the court is this still valid please?
#44 - Neil - 03/17/2014 - 07:42
Deposit Scheme
I have rented prophet but sis not protect deposit. I have issued a section 21 notice but believe his is invalid. If I return the deposit in full to the tenant can I seek possession by issuing a new section 21 notice and using the accelerated procedure. Or is it better to protect the deposit and the serve a section 21 notice.
#45 - Riz - 05/08/2014 - 22:51
S21
My landlord has served me with a S21 notice but with the wrong address on. I have never missed any payment. What are my options. Any sugegstion are welcome
#46 - blinkx - 06/25/2014 - 15:35
S21
My landlord has served me with a S21 notice but with the wrong address on. I have never missed any payment. What are my options. Any sugegstion are welcome
#47 - blinkx - 06/26/2014 - 12:32
Visiting previous flat with notice to Landlord
Hello,

Can some body tell me that, Can i go and talk to the current tenants of my previous flat regarding my letters without any notice to the landlord, is it illegal?

Because my previous landlord is not providing the contact number of the current tenant.

Thanks in Advance.
Pratap
#48 - Pratap - 06/27/2014 - 13:40
I got served with section 21, if I pay the arrears quickly will I get to seethe house
#49 - Kath - 09/24/2014 - 12:44
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