Section 21 Covering Letter for a Tenancy in England
This Section 21 Covering Letter for a Tenancy in England is a covering
letter for a Section 21 Notice (Form 6A). It should be used where the
Landlord wishes to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) at the end
or after the end of its fixed term.
A completed Section 21 Notice (Form 6A) needs to be enclosed with this
The Letter reminds the Tenant of the steps he must take before vacating the
property in order to ensure that the deposit is refunded in full.
The Tenant is asked to sign a copy of the Letter and return it to the
Landlord to confirm receipt. The Landlord must remember to send the Tenant
two copies of the Letter and a stamped addressed envelope.
The Letter should be delivered by hand or sent by recorded delivery.
Remember that the 2 month (or, until 30 September 2021, 4 month) notice period
begins from the time the Tenant receives the Letter, not when the Letter
was posted. Always allow a few extra days when setting the termination
date. For example, if the Letter is sent by recorded delivery on 25 June,
do not give a termination date of 25 August. Instead, select a later date
such as 28 August.
This Letter is duplicated in the Possession Proceedings subfolder.
Optional phrases/clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
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