A landlord has to follow a statutory procedure in order to regain possession of a property let under an assured shorthold tenancy. Until this procedure has been followed, your landlord cannot terminate the tenancy or require the tenant to leave the property. Part of this process is the service of a notice pursuant to section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 to provide a residential tenant with at least two months’ notice of your intention to terminate their tenancy. It is important, therefore, that you ensure that this process has been complied with as the tenant is not required to vacate the property until it has.
We have designed a key checklist to help you start thinking of what you need to consider to ensure you have correctly followed the statutory procedure to terminate the tenancy.
Please note that this is just a general guide to help you start your thought process for what you need to do and should not be used as a substitute for any professional advice.
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