Thursday, 28 June 2012
NOTICE TO QUIT
Under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 as amended by the
Housing Act 1996, a landlord has a legal right to get his property
back at the end of an assured shorthold tenancy.
In order to invoke this right, he is required to follow the correct
legal procedure which involves serving a section 21 notice to quit
on the tenant or tenants. A section 21 notice can be issued at
any time during the fixed tenancy or during the periodic tenancy
although different notices will be required depending on whether
the tenant is in a fixed or periodic tenancy.
If a landlord wishes to regain possession before the end of the
agreed term, this may be possible if he can show certain conditions
have been met. In order to do this he must first issue the tenant
with a valid section 8 notice to quit.
Posted by Tom Ryder at 08:42