Section 21 Notice Checklist before serving
Section 21 Notice checklist
The ten-step process outlined below is suitable for assured shorthold tenancy agreements that start on or after October 1, 2015.
You can read more about Section 21 Notices here.
- The tenant has a gas safety card that is no more than a year old (if the property has a gas supply)
- A copy of the 'How to Rent' handbook from the UK government has been delivered.
- The tenant has been issued an energy efficiency certificate (not applicable for a room in a HMO with shared facilities)
- After four months had passed since the commencement of the tenancy, the Section 21 Notice was delivered.
- 2 months notice is given
- In the previous six months, a Section 21 Notice was delivered.
- Over the previous six months, the Council hasn't issued an Improvement Notice or an Emergency Remedial Notice regarding the property.
- The tenant has not previously made a written complaint to the landlord regarding the property's state before receiving the Section 21 Notice.
- The Section 21 Notice was supplied on Form 6A, which is similar to Form 6A but not quite the same.
- The tenancy isn't a HMO under the Council's selective licensing scheme or a mandatory licensing program.
- If a deposit was taken before 6 April 2007, and the deposit is still protected or has been repaid to the tenant before the Section 21 Notice is given, it will not be subject to repossession.
- The tenant was given the necessary information on how their deposit had been safeguarded.
- Within 30 days of the landlord receiving it, the deposit was safeguarded in a program.