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Legal Update for Residential Landlords serving notice to tenants

As of 01 June 2019, there is a new form to be used when issuing tenants s21 notices.

The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 introduces a new Form 6A. This will need to be used when serving notice in connection with any Assured Shorthold Tenancy (“AST”) created on or after 01 October 2015, or which started before that date but has since been renewed. 

The new form has been updated to take account of changes introduced by s17 Tenant Fees Act 2019, confirming that if any unlawful fees have been taken from tenants, the landlord is prohibited from issuing a s21 notice. The form also contains further details regarding how s21 notices will be invalid where the property is an HMO but is unlicensed.

For any landlords; it’s essential you’re using the correct forms when serving notices on your tenants. Fail to do so and your notice could be deemed invalid, meaning any possession claim subsequently filed will fail, forcing you to have to start the whole repossession process again from the beginning. 

If you’re therefore looking to serve notice on your tenant or simply want to know what your options are for doing so, why not get in touch – 01202 888 300

Article Date: 17/07/2019

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