This Section 8 Notice Seeking Possession (Wales) is a type of eviction
notice. It advises the tenant of a property situated in Wales that the
landlord intends to take court proceedings to terminate the tenancy. The
notice tells the tenant the grounds on which the landlord wishes to
terminate the tenancy.
This template notice is in the form prescribed by statute. It complies with
section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 and can be used in respect of an assured
tenancy or an assured shorthold tenancy. A different form should be used
for properties in England – see the England version of this notice also
available in this subfolder.
The template has been updated to reflect the extended notice period (of
three months) provided for in the Coronavirus Act 2020 for notices served
up to 30 September 2020.
If the tenancy is an assured shorthold tenancy which is nearing or has gone
beyond the end of its fixed term, the landlord can use the “accelerated”
repossession procedure under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. Refer
instead to the Section 21 Notice (Wales).
If the “accelerated” procedure is not available, the landlord must serve
this notice as the first step along the road to recovering possession.
Landlords cannot evict tenants without a court order. An application for a
court order cannot be made unless the landlord has first served a Section 8
Notice on the tenant (although the court can dispense with this requirement
in certain cases).
The law and procedure in this area are complex and reference should be made
Guidance on Section 8 and Section 21 Notices
before this template is used.
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