If your only course of action is eviction, then a section 8 notice can be served if your tenants are under an assured shorthold tenancy. The eviction process can be complicated, and with rules and regulations, it’s not uncommon for mistakes to be made, resulting in the process failing in court. By instructing Quadrant Evictions, you can be confident that all legal requirements are complied with and all stages completed accurately. We have provided some information below explaining the section 8 notice.
Section 8 Notice
A section 8 notice can be served if a tenant is in breach of the terms of the tenancy agreement. By using a section 8 notice, you must complete a ‘Notice seeking possession of a property let on an assured tenancy or an assured agricultural occupancy’. You also have to specify which terms of the tenancy have been breached. Between 2 weeks’ and 2 months’ notice must be given depending on which terms the tenant has broken. If your tenant does not leave by the specified date, you can apply to the court for a possession order.
In some circumstances, it may be necessary to serve a section 21 notice or to serve both. Our Quadrant Evictions experts will be happy to advise you if you are unsure.
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