SECTION 8 NOTICE
SECTION 21 NOTICE
All Section 8 and Section 21 Notices Served Within 24 Hours
- In all cases of possession written Notice must be given.
- We ensure all Notices are in the prescribed format, filled in correctly and properly served.
- One of the most common reasons a possession claim is dismissed (thrown out of court) is a defective Notice.
- It is very important to get this stage right. We prepare and legally serve Section 8 and Section 21 Notices.
- Which Notice is served is dependant on the type of tenancy in use and the circumstances of the case.
- Being served an eviction Notice is when most tenants realise how serious the situation is.
- Over half of tenants resolve any issues, pay the rent or leave the property after a receiving a notice from us.
FEES AND SERVICE
NOTICE STAGE FEES
We prepare and legally serve Section 8 Notices, Section 21 Notices or both together.
All Notices served within 24 hours of payment, excluding Sunday.
Section 21 Notice: £50
Section 8 Notice: £75.
Both Section 8 & 21 Notices Served Together: £100.
Tax, proof of postage and certificate of service included. No hidden fees. Eviction guaranteed. Money back guarantee.
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We can still help where:
- There is no tenancy agreement.
- The deposit wasn’t protected or was incorrectly protected.
- The deposit prescribed information wasn’t served or was incorrectly served.
- There are issues with the EPC, Gas Safety Certificate or How to Rent Guide.
*If you have already served notices we can check them before moving on to the Court stage.
SECTION 8 AND SECTION 21 EVICTION ADVICE
New rules as part of The Deregulation Act, The Tenant Fees Act and The Coronavirus Act have been introduced. These Acts added steps to the process of obtaining possession of rental properties.
The Acts state that in all cases of possession, for a Section 21 to be valid, the landlord must have provided the tenant with copies of the following documents at the outset of the tenancy:
- The EPC (Energy Performance Certificate, this can be found on the “EPC Register” online if there is one).
- A valid gas safety certificate, if there is gas in the property.
- A copy of a valid EICR (an Electrical Installation Condition Report), more commonly known as a Electric Safety Certificate.
- The most up to date version of The Department for Communities and Local Government’s publication “How to rent: the checklist for renting in England” (this can be found on the .Gov website online).
You cannot serve a section 21 within the first 4 months of a tenancy. For a renewed tenancy, it can be served at any time.
Proof that the above documents have been provided to the tenant will be required.
Deposit Refund Advice
To serve a valid section 21 the deposit should have been protected within 30 days of being paid, if not it must be refunded in full.
Alternately, you can offset it against rent owed or property damage with the tenant(s) agreement – Evidence of the full refund will be needed for court.
If the deposit was protected within 30 days, the deposit Prescribed Information must have been provided to the tenant before a valid section 21 notice can be served. Proof of this will be required for court.
You must have a signed copy of the tenancy agreement (the first and most recent tenancy agreement if there is more than one). If you do not have a signed please contact us for further advice.
If applicable – you must check this – you may need a valid Property Licence, as required by the local council (for example: a HMO licence or any other licence required by legislation by any local authority property licensing scheme or private rented licence scheme).
A Section 21 Notice cannot be served in the following circumstances:
- Where any of the above legislation has not been adhered to.
- Within the first 4 months of the tenancy.
- Where an Improvement Notice for repairs (Section 11 Notice and/or Section 12 Notice) have been served on the property by the local authority within the last 6 months.
For help with any of above please call 0800 118 4 118
For Section 8 Claims:
• There must be no issues with repairs, disrepair and property condition.
• The deposit and deposit prescribed information should have been dealt with correctly.
• You must be able to prove the rent is owed via rent/bank statements.
Risks and Possible Delays
If proceeding for non payment of rent – if rent is paid weekly, arrears must be 8 weeks or more, if rent is paid monthly, arrears must be two months or more – BOTH when the Notice was served and at court at the hearing.
If you are relying on any other Ground for Possession (fraud, crime, disorder, damage) you must be able to prove by evidence to the court that you meet the criteria for obtaining a possession order.
Section 8 proceedings allow the tenant to make a counterclaim.
This is usually due to the tenant claiming there are issues with the deposit or with repairs.
The tenant may not be bound by pre-court protocols in counterclaim situations and may meet criteria for public funding because they are at threat of losing their home.
The first Section 8 court hearing is only ever set for between 5 and 15 minutes.
If there is any dispute at the first hearing between the landlord and tenant the matter is usually adjourned as there is not enough time for it to be dealt with.
It is then re-listed to be heard on another day, usually the first available date after 4 weeks, with more time allocated for the matter to be properly heard.
Each time the case is adjourned the tenant remains in the property.
For help with any of above please call 0800 118 4 118.
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We cannot help you. You should contact a solicitor or local advice centre.
We only speak to tenants when instructed by their landlord(s).
Evictions usually take 2 to 6 months. Notices and court applications must run their course.
We do not deal with commercial property.
For an update on your case please email us. Emails are responded to within 4 hours, 9am-5pm.
Local Authority/Solicitor or Adviser Enquiries
All communication in writing. Please email any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the tenants name, the rental property address and evidence of your authority to act.