A Section 21 Notice is served by a landlord wishing to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy before or after the conclusion of the fixed term.
In order to invoke this right, the landlord is required to follow the correct legal procedure which includes service of a notice (under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988) on their tenant. Section 21 is divided into subsections with different rules applying to notice served during the fixed term of a tenancy and notice for possession that is served during a periodic tenancy.
Unfortunately it’s easy to make mistakes with the dates on the Section 21 claim form as well as how and when it is served on the tenant. All of which can result in the claim for possession being refused by the court.
Below you will find a link to a Free Section 21 calculator courtesy of the National Property Group that has been designed to provide a fully compliant S21 notice:
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Vanessa Warwick is a former TV presenter, turned professional residential Landlord, consultant, and speaker. Along with her husband Nick Tadd, she founded Property Tribes, which is now the U.K.’s busiest on-line Landlord and investor community. Nick and Vanessa have just launched their new tech product, Yulpa, an on-line “property office/filo-fax” that helps you organise and manage your entire property life in one place. It comes with an iPhone app that does auto due diligence on any property being considered for purchase.
Vanessa and Nick advocate the use of technology and digital and social communications in property, and speak at events all over the U.K. as well as consulting for the BBC on property. They invest mainly in flats London and family houses in the South East and are also big advocates of holiday lets, having two upmarket holiday lets on the South Coast that achieve above-average occupancy thanks to the couple’s web efforts and vertical marketing strategies.