Serving Notice to a tenant

can be a daunting task

Using the correct Notice and the Correct ground is vitally important

Notice periods

Section 21 is a No Fault notice giving the tenant 2 months notice

Section 8 Notice is normally used when a tenant has breached the tenancy in some way

Grounds 1-8 are Mandatory, meaning the judge has no choice but to award possession

Grounds 9-17 are Discretionary grounds, meaning the Judge can only award possession if he believes it is reasonable

Ground 1 - Landlord is previous Owner/occupier and wishes to move back in - 2 MONTHS NOTICE

Ground 2 Tenancy subject to ground 1 and lender taking possession- 2 MONTHS NOTICE

Ground 3 Property was previously a holiday let & tenancy is for less than 8 months - 2WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 4 Property was previously student accommodation now let to non-students- 2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 5 - Property is held as available for occupation by a Minister of religion - 2 MONTHS NOTICE

Ground 6* - Landlord intends to demolish or reconstruct the whole property - 2 MONTHS NOTICE

*The landlord MUST cover reasonable removal costs of the tenant.

Ground 7 - Tenant dies and no right to secession - 2 MONTHS NOTICE

Ground 7a - the tenant, or a person residing in or visiting the dwelling-house, has been convicted of a serious offence-                                                                                                  4 WEEKS NOTICE  - periodic tenancy
1 MONTHS NOTICE - Fixed term tenancy

Ground 7b - Tenant fails right to rent checks - 2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 8 - At least 2 months or 8 weeks of rent arrears - 2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 9 -Suitable alternative accommodation- 2 MONTHS NOTICE

Ground 10 - Some rent arrears at the time of service of notice and possession proceeding - 2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 11 - Persistent late payment of rent - 2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 12 - Any other tenancy breach - 2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 13 - Damage to premises - 2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 14 - The tenant or a person residing in or visiting the dwelling-house—
has been guilty of conduct causing or likely to cause a nuisance or annoyance to a person residing, visiting or otherwise engaging in a lawful activity in the locality -              NO NOTICE PERIOD

Ground 14za - The tenant or an adult residing in the dwelling-house has been convicted of an indictable offence which took place during, and at the scene of, a riot-         2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 14a - Domestic violent - 2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 15 - Deterioration of furniture - 2 WEEKS NOTICE

Ground 16 - Tied accommodation, if a tenant live sin property directly for work ( School caretaker or pub manager for example) - 2 MONTHS NOTICE

Ground 17 - Tenancy granted due to false statement by the tenant - 2 WEEKS NOTICE

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