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Section 8 Notice Guide
Section 8 Notice Guide
A Section 8 Housing Act 1988 Notice is ‘fault-based’ notice i.e. the Tenant has done something wrong such as non-payment of rent, caused damage or other.
Produce a Section 8 Notice Rent Arrears
If eviction is sought for non rent arrears issue then use our other Guide
What is a Section 8 Notice
A section 8 is a formal legal notice that informs the Tenant that should they fail to remedy the breech within X days you are eligible to ask the court to evict them and you may also seek compensation for loss.
the Landlord can
apply for possession after the expiry of a Section 8 Notice that was previously served.
The Notice must be served upon the tenant and include pre-defined legal description of the breaches they have committed. These are known as Grounds. (there are
17 such grounds)
Step 1- Demonstrate reasonable efforts to remedy
Prior to issuing a Section 8 Notice, you must be able to demonstrate that you have tried to resolve the situation.
With rent arrears, you must send
(further help see
Rent Arrears Guide
If a Guarantor consider
your legal options
Non-rent arrears see
Letters for Access & Breaches
If in doubt please call the
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Step 2 - Issue Section 8 Notice
Should your requests be ignored;
If you have previously served a Section 8 or 21 Notice do not serve a new notice
see fast track me
Issue a Section 8 Notice for rent arrears
see Demo Section 8 Wizard
Issue a Section 8 Notice for non-rent arrears
Issue Section 8 Notice for Rent Arrears
Issue Section 8 Notice
complete by hand comes with instructions
Produce a Section 8 Notice for Rent Arrears Instantly
Includes 15 page Guide.
Dealing with Possession NON rent arrears
Proof of service is
should be served with a witness present
. This is a formal notice that informs the tenant they MUST remedy the breach or you may take the matter further [
apply to court
Service Landlord present with witness
Landlord not present/served by Agent
Step 3-Tenant fails to remedy breach only now you can apply for a possession hearing
If rent arrears more than two months apply for
issue a Section 21 Notice
Step 4 -There will always be a Court Hearing
You must prepare for
Tenants Defences delaying tactics
Below we review what happens after the court hearing, appeals, common problems & Tenant counter claim
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