If your tenants are under an assured shorthold tenancy, then eviction can be pursued using a Section 21 notice. As the eviction process can be complicated with rules and restrictions, it’s not uncommon for errors to be made, resulting in the process failing in the court. By instructing Quadrant Evictions, you can be confident that all stages will have been properly completed and the legal requirements fully met. We have provided some useful information explaining the section 21 notice.
Section 21 Notice
A section 21 notice can be used to evict your tenants either:
- after a fixed term tenancy ends (if there’s a written contract)
- during a tenancy with no fixed end date (called a ‘periodic’ tenancy)
Under a section 21 notice, a minimum of 2 months’ notice to leave a property must be provided to a tenant. If it’s a periodic tenancy, then a tenant can remain for any additional time covered by their final rent payment. Proof that you have given notice to your tenant must be kept, and if your tenant does not leave by the specified date, a completed N215 or notice to apply for an accelerated possession order can be submitted.
In some circumstances, a section 8 notice or both may need to be served. Our Quadrant Evictions specialists will be able to advise you if you are unsure.