Prescribed form of Notice (Form 6A) under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988

Section 21 Notice Seeking Possession (Form 6A) (England)


This Section 21 Notice Seeking Possession (also known as Form 6A) is an eviction notice that can be served by a Landlord on an Assured Shorthold Tenant. It advises the Tenant that the Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) will be terminated on a specified date. That date may be the last day of the fixed term or a later date.

This Notice is in the form prescribed under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 for properties in England. For properties in Wales please see the Section 21 Notice (Wales).

This template is the correct form to use from the 01 June 2019 onwards. The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 were passed to amend the Section 21 Notice (Form 6A) for use in England to coincide with the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

The Notice can be sent to the Tenant by using our Section 21 Covering Letter for a Tenancy in England. This letter can set out practical arrangements for vacating the property.

Housing Law permits an Assured Shorthold Tenant to remain in occupation of the Property after the end of the fixed term of his Tenancy, unless the Landlord has served a valid Section 21 Notice. The Tenancy becomes a “periodic” AST.

Please note that this Notice is only suitable for ASTs. It cannot be used to terminate any other type of tenancy. Consider using a Section 8 Notice Seeking Possession or a Notice to Quit instead. These documents can be found in our “Terminating Tenancies” folder.

Serving this Notice is effectively the first step in the Accelerated Procedure for repossession of properties let on ASTs. If the court is satisfied that a valid Section 21 Notice has been served, it will order the Tenant to vacate the Property.

The termination date specified must be at least 2 months after the Notice is received by the Tenant. The earliest termination date is the end of the fixed term of the Tenancy. The termination date may fall at any time during the periodic tenancy.

Landlords need to have complied with certain legal obligations before they can serve a valid Section 21 Notice. See our Guidance on Section 8 and Section 21 Notices for further information.

This document is duplicated in the Possession Proceedings subfolder.

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