Serving a Section 21 Notice
Are you aware that simple errors such as incorrect name spelling or postcode in a Section 21 Notice can deem it as incorrectly served? This can result in increased legal costs and a delay in evicting problem tenants.
A Section 21(1)(b) notice needs to be served on the tenant at least two months before the expiry of a fixed term tenancy, and a Section 21(4)(a) notice is served on tenants holding over under a statutory periodic tenancy. It is imperative that the correct notice is used for the correct tenancy.
You should also obtain proof of postage when posting a notice to a tenant or if hand delivered, this should be served to the tenant at the property in the presence of a witness.
If you are unsure of your obligations when serving a Section 21 Notice, you should seek legal advice. For more information, see our legal notices page