What Is Section 8 of the Housing Act and How to Use It Correctly

Second Edition

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It is hard enough to stay compliant with the ever-changing legislation on ASTs, but to find out that your tenants are not paying rent, causing damage to the rental property or worse, conducting criminal activities in the premises can turn any letting agent and landlord to consider serving possession notices.

The laws on tenancy agreements are complicated and hard to navigate. Here we've compiled a summary of a key piece of legislation surround repossession, and some common mistakes you must avoid when serving a Section 8 possession notice.

In this Section 8 Fact Sheet we've covered:

  • The key differences between Section 8 and Section 21
  • What a Section 8 notice does
  • The minimum time between serving notice and court proceedings
  • The mandatory grounds for possession set out in schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988
  • How to issue a Section 8 notice correctly


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