Section 21 Notice Seeking Possession (Wales)
This Section 21 Notice Seeking Possession (Wales) is designed for a
Landlord to serve on an Assured Shorthold Tenant. It takes the form of a
letter confirming that the Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) will come to an
end on a date specified in the letter. That date may be the last day of the
fixed term or a later date.
This notice is suitable for properties in Wales. Please see the alternative
Section 21 Notice template for properties in England. The template has been
updated to reflect the extended notice period (of six months) provided for
in the Coronavirus Act 2020 for notices served up to 31 March 2021.
As well as containing the termination notice, this letter also sets 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
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 the Terminating Residential Tenancies subfolder.
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, in normal circumstances, be at least 2
months after the notice is received by the Tenant. However, until 31 March
2021, the termination date must be at least 6 months after the notice is
received. The earliest termination date is the end of the fixed term of the
Tenancy. If the tenancy is a contractual periodic tenancy, the termination
date must fall at the end of a period of the tenancy (e.g. at the end of a
quarter if the rent is paid quarterly).
Landlords need to have complied with certain legal obligations before they
can serve a valid Section 21 Notice. See the Guidance on Section 8 and
Section 21 Notices for further information.
This document is duplicated in the Residential Possession Proceedings -
Accelerated Procedure subfolder.
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