Form N215 Certificate of Service of Section 21 Notice
The PROP.PP.04 - Form N215 Certificate of Service of Section 21 Notice is
the Court form to be completed by the person who has served a Section 21
Notice on a Tenant. The Certificate of Service can then be submitted to the
Court if the Landlord subsequently applies to Court for a Possession Order.
This document is in PDF format and the up to date version of it can be
found on the government website by clicking on this link to the relevant
Once you have opened the template form on the government website, you
should save a copy to a location of your choice and then you can complete
It is vital that a Landlord can prove that the Section 21 Notice was served
on the Tenant in accordance with the requirements of the Tenancy Agreement.
There are other methods of proving service, including:
• A copy of the Section 21 Notice counter-signed by the Tenant to
• A certificate of service or affidavit of service from a process server
who served the Notice.
• Post Office proof of posting or proof of delivery.
The Form should be completed as follows.
The “Name of court” and “Claim No.” fields can be left blank as no claim
will have been started at the time the Certificate of Service is completed.
The “Claimant” is the Landlord and the “Defendant” is the Tenant.
In the “On what date did you serve?” field, insert the date the notice was
sent or handed over. “The date of service is” field is for the effective
date of service which may be different. See the notes at the end of the
Form and the notice provisions in the Tenancy Agreement.
There are fields for a description of the document served (in this case, a
Section 21 Notice), and the person it was served on (the Tenant).
The method of service needs to be ticked on the left hand side of the form.
The service address should be inserted on the right hand side and the boxes
checked to describe the address (e.g. the Defendant’s usual residence).
The Form should be signed and dated at the bottom.