Such notice does not need to give a reason, i.e rent arrears or other breach of a tenancy agreement, for serving the notice.
The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced various new provisions relating to the service of section 21 notices including:
Currently the changes introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015 only apply to Assured Shortholds Tenancies entered into after 1 October 2015. However, from 1 October 2018 the changes will apply to all Assured Shorthold Tenancies regardless of when they were entered into.
Landlords should ensure that they take legal advice at the outset of tenancies and consider instructing solicitors to serve Section 21 notices to make sure they are compliant with all relevant legislation.
For further information relating to the points raised in this article, please contact Philip Feather, Senior Solicitor in our Property Litigation Department.
Please note this information is provided by way of example and may not be complete and is certainly not intended to constitute legal advice. You should take bespoke advice for your circumstances.