New section 21 form

03.06.2019

The form private landlords must use when serving notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 in England has been updated.

Form 6A

The revised Form 6A must be used by landlords if serving notice on or after 1 June 2019 (under regulations here).

Landlords who continue to use the previous version will be inviting a defence to any subsequent possession claim on the basis that the prescribed form has not been used.

So, yet another technical rule to add to the long list of things which are likely to trip up landlords wanting to use the 'no fault' procedure for ending an assured shorthold tenancy.

Forthcoming

I'll be uploading an updated version of my s.21 validity checker in due course, to incorporate both this change and the implications of the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

I'll post another blog when the checker tool is available.

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