Category : Housing
Before October 1st 2015, tenants were routinely given section 21 notices when they signed their contracts. This made it easier for landlords to get the property back when the contract ended.
But for any new or renewal contracts signed on or after 1 October 2015, landlords now have to wait four months before serving a section 21 notice.
To be valid a Section 21 notice must:
be delivered in writing and give you at least two months' notice;
be on a special form if you signed a new contract or a renewal agreement on or after 1 October 2015;
Your landlord must also have followed certain rules for protecting your tenancy deposit and providing you with required tenancy deposit information.
If your tenancy started or was renewed from 1 October 2015, your landlord must also have followed rules for:
giving you a section 21 notice after you complained about repairs;
providing you with an energy performance certificate, gas safety certificate and a government guide for tenants.
Your landlord can't use a section 21 notice to evict you during the fixed term of your contract, but can use a section 8 notice instead.