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Learn more about Section 21 notice

This legal notice informs tenants that their tenancy is going to end and the landlord is going to take repossession of the property. Section 21 notice is commonly known as a ‘no fault notice’.  

As a landlord, there may be times when you need to give your residential tenants a notice to vacate your property. This may be because their tenancy is coming to the end of its term, because you need your property back from a tenant on a rolling tenancy, or when a tenant has breached the tenancy agreement by causing damage or not paying their rent. The correct use of a section 21 notice will help to ensure that a landlord takes possession of their property safely and legally. Protect yourself with this simple eviction notice.

You should use a section 21 notice to gain possession of a rented property let under an assured shorthold tenancy (AST). You can use a section 21 notice (Form 6A) for periodic or fixed term tenancy. You can serve a section 21 in contemplation of a fixed term tenancy coming to an end up to 2 months prior to the eviction date.

If the tenancy is within the fixed term or the initial six months you can use a section 8 notice if you satisfy one of the grounds for it. For more information read Section 8 notice.

For a section 21 notice, you must give the tenant a minimum notice of 2 months. This means the tenant must physically receive the notice 2 months before they have to move out.

Other names for a Section 21 notice

Eviction notice, End of tenancy notice.