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DIY Section 8 Notice to Quit

This has been updated to reflect the changes in the law

This solicitor prepared Section 8 Notice to Quit (Updated 26th June 2016)  is legally up to date and includes incredibly easy to follow instructions.  It should be used when your tenant(s) have failed to pay their rent. This is a mandatory document for any landlord wishing to regain possession.

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About this Section 8 Notice

The Section 8 Notice is used to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy agreement during the fixed term when the tenant has breached one or more of the obligations in the tenancy agreement. The most common reason will be for late payment, or non payment of rent.

Unless you serve this notice you cannot evict them later. Normally, receiving this formal legal notice is all it takes to make tenants pay their rent arrears immediately.

The law relating to this notice

This Section 8 Notice complies with the Housing Act 1988 and the Housing Act 1996.  Read More about Section 8 Here.

When to use this Section 8 Notice

This notice is suitable for a landlord looking to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy agreement for a property in England or Wales.

Before applying to the Court for an order to take possession of the property, a landlord must first serve this notice on tenants.  In most cases tenants will leave without the need for a court order.  This notice can be used as an effective warning to the tenant that the agreement has been breached and that if there is a further breach you may take action.

The grounds under which the landlord may serve a notice to quit are set out in the Housing Act in detail.  The most common reasons for serving a Section 8 notice is non-payment or late payment of rent, damage to the property or its contents, or disturbance of neighbours and other local residents. 

A Section 8 notice is only suitable if the fixed term of the tenancy has not ended.  

Excellent Guidance Notes Included

This legal document comes with a step by step guide in plain English as to how you complete this document and what all the legal terms mean. We have made it simple fand easy to use.

Section 8 Notice features and contents

  • Recognised by courts: follows the official prescribed format
  • Can be used to warn tenants that you recognise a breach of agreement
  • Use to obtain a possession order and a money order
  • Includes a last arrears letter to be served with the form

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