Rent Demand for Residential Tenancy (Section 47 Notice)
This Rent Demand for Residential Tenancy should be used to demand rent from a tenant under short term residential tenancy such as an assured shorthold tenancy or a contractual tenancy. It is not suitable for tenancies with a term of more than 21 years – for such tenancies see our Ground Rent Demand.
This Rent Demand contains fields for the landlord’s and tenant’s details, the address of the property, the tenant’s reference number and invoice number. The amount(s) owing should be entered in the table. The landlord’s bank account details should be included.
In order to comply with section 47 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, which requires the landlord’s name and address to be contained in all demands for rent, there is a section at the bottom of the Rent Demand for the landlord’s name and address to be inserted. The address must be the landlord’s own address and not that of the landlord’s agent.
There is also an optional statement under section 48 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. Section 48 requires a landlord to provide his tenant with an address in England, where notices may be served on the landlord. This can be the landlord’s own address or the address of a managing agent or other third party. Unless and until this requirement has been complied with, any rent or service charge will not be legally due from the tenant. If a section 48 notice has already been given to the tenant, perhaps in the lease or in separate correspondence, this statement can be deleted.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. This Rent Demand for Residential Tenancy is a Microsoft Excel document in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.
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