Guidance on Obtaining Possession of Residential Let Premises

Guidance on Section 8 and Section 21 Notices


This Guidance on Section 8 and Section 21 Notices looks at a Residential Landlord’s options for obtaining possession of property from an assured or assured shorthold tenant. 

The Guidance refers to the relevant provisions in the Housing Act 1988 and points Landlords of properties in England and Wales respectively towards the appropriate letters and forms to use.

This Guidance has been updated to reflect the legislative changes affecting Residential Landlords (and letting agents) in England under the Tenant Fees Act 2019 and the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 affecting landlords and letting agents in Wales.  

This Guidance is duplicated in the Standard Possession Proceedings subfolder, the Terminating Tenancies subfolder and in the Residential Occupiers group of documents.

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