Are you aware that the section 8 notice is being changed? This amendment in legislation will affect the way you end a tenancy.
Currently, there are two options that landlords must follow when seeking to end an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement (AST). These are:
- A section 21 notice – This gives landlords a standard route to possession.
- A section 8 notice – These are used in specific circumstances, in particular, for rent arrears.
From Monday 6th April 2015, new legislation regarding the wording of section 8 notices will come into force. Landlords must ensure that they use the new section 8 notice with the new wording immediately.
We advise deleting any copies of the old notice to avoid confusion.
The new form can be downloaded here: https://www.landlords.org.uk/sites/default/files/14%20Section%208%20Notice.pdf
If you serve a notice with the old wording, a judge may dismiss your case if you are seeking a possession order.
Remember to keep up to date with all the latest changes to the law, so that you do not make yourself liable.