The notice period required for section 8 notices based on rent arrears has been reduced!

From 01/08/2021, landlords can serve a two months’ notice for rent arrears of less than four months when relying on grounds 8, 10 or 11.

General Advice

Whilst you can never ensure you get possession based on arrears of rent (the tenant could pay off the arrears before the hearing!); you can ensure your section 8 notice is as strong as it can be:

  1. Always cite all three rent grounds in your notice, where possible.
  1. Make sure the correct amount of notice is given, allowing time for service.
  1. Always use the current form 3 and fill it in completely and correctly.