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.
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 ONLY apply for possession after the expiry of a Section 8 Notice that was previously served.
Prior to issuing a Section 8 Notice, you must be able to demonstrate that you have tried to resolve the situation.
Should your requests be ignored;
Issue Section 8 Notice for Rent Arrears
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Issue Section 8 Notice for Non Rent Arrears
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Either notice 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].
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