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Section 8 Notices

What is a Section 8 Notice?

In simple words, Section 8 is a legal notice that a landlord can serve to end the tenancy.

Is there any other term used for Section 8 Notice?

Yes, the Section 8 Notice is also known as the ‘Form 3’ Notice.

For what sort of tenancies, a Section 8 Notice can be used?

Section 8 Notice can only be used for Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) and/or Assured Tenancy (AT).

What are the grounds to serve a Section 8 Notice?

As set out in Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988, The grounds to serve a Section 8 Notice are divided into two categories, 1) Mandatory grounds, and 2) Discretionary grounds.

What are the Mandatory grounds to serve a Section 8 Notice?

Schedule 2, part 1 of the Housing Act 1988 described 10 mandatory grounds for serving a valid Section 8 Notice, as given below:

Ground 1 –Landlord’s previous occupation or intention to take it in the future.

Ground 2 –Mortgagee’s intention to require possession.

Ground 3 – Holiday accommodation (fixed-term tenancy).

Ground 4 – student accommodation (fixed-term tenancy).

Ground 5 – occupation by a minister of religion.

Ground 6 – Landlord’s intentions to do demolition, reconstruction or substantial works required.

Ground 7 – Death of a periodic tenant.

Ground 7A – Conviction of Serious Offence.

Ground 7B – Absolute grounds for possession.

Ground 8 – Rent arrears.

What are the Mandatory grounds to serve a Section 8 Notice?

Schedule 2, part 2 of the Housing Act 1988 described 11 discretionary grounds for serving a valid Section 8 Notice, as given below:

Ground 9 –Suitable alternative accommodation for the tenant.

Ground 10 –Current unpaid rent.

Ground 11 – Persistent delay in rent Holiday accommodation (fixed-term tenancy).

Ground 12 – Breach of any other term of tenancy other than rent.

Ground 13 – Deterioration of property’s condition or common parts.

Ground 14 – Nuisance and annoyance, etc.

Ground 14A – Domestic violence.

Ground 14ZA – Conviction of Indictable Offence.

Ground 15 – Deterioration of furniture.

Ground 16 – Landlord’s employee.

Ground 17 – Inducement of tenancy by a false statement.

What do Sunrise Solicitors offer to the Landlords for Section 8 Notice?

Sunrise Solicitors can certainly advise and act for those landlords who are thinking to serve a Section 8 Notice to their tenants. We offer to draft, complete, and execute a valid Section 8 Notice on your behalf by covering its all legal and essential elements. We also offer our legal services to advise and act on your behalf after serving a Section 8 Notice. We offer a 10-minute free initial consultation with our Landlord and Tenant lawyers who can advise in your best interest.

What do Sunrise Solicitors offer to the tenants who received a Section 8 Notice?

Sunrise Solicitors can certainly advise and act for all those tenants who have received a Section 8 Notice from their landlord. We offer to discuss the validity and invalidity of any such Section 8 you received from your landlord which might change the consequences in your favour. We also offer a defence service to defend the Section 8 Notice by our Landlord and Tenant lawyers. We offer a 10-minute free initial consultation with our Landlord and Tenant lawyers who can advise in your best interest.

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