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Section 8 Notice to End Tenancy


Reference: 9781909104549
England - electronic Form

Product description

Legally give notice to terminate Assured Shorthold Tenancy in England, due to tenant rent arrears, with this solicitor-approved section 8 notice template. Available to download now.

Following law changes on 1 December 2022, this notice can no longer be used in Wales.

This download should be used for rent arrears and not used to terminate an AST before the end of the fixed term. 

Solicitor-approved section 8 notice template

This form has also been approved by Anthony Gold Solicitors, leading experts in landlord and tenant law...so you can be sure that it's legally binding and up to date.

Full guidance and instructions to complete the notice are included with your section 8 notice download. 

When to serve the section 8 notice form

This section 8 notice download (rent arrears claim) can be used by a landlord wanting to give notice to terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) under the Housing Act during the fixed term or after the fixed term has expired (i.e. periodic tenancy). This section 8 notice form can only be used when the tenant is in rent arrears of at least two months or more (or rent arrears of eight weeks for a weekly tenancy). 

By using this section 8 notice form, not only can a landlord start the process of gaining possession of a property, but a landlord can make a claim to have the rent arrears paid along with the landlord's reasonable costs.

When completing this notice, a landlord should include a Schedule of Rent Arrears, which shows a landlord how to calculate the rent arrears figure that has to be included in the section 8 notice template.

When this section 8 notice template can be used

This section 8 notice template can be used by a landlord to give notice to terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, under the Housing Act. 

The section 8 notice form can be used to give notice to terminate a tenancy agreement made using the following Lawpack tenancy agreements:

  • Tenancy Agreement - Furnished (England)
  • Tenancy Agreement - Unfurnished (England)
  • Tenancy Agreement for a Room (England)

When this section 8 notice download cannot be used

Please be aware that this section 8 notice download can not be used to give notice to terminate a Private Residential Tenancy or Short Assured Tenancy Agreement in Scotland, or a Lodger Agreement. 

To give notice to terminate these tenancy agreements, use Lawpack's Notice to Terminate for a Short Assured Tenancy Agreement or Lawpack's Notice to Terminate a Lodger Agreement.

If you want to end an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) in England before the end of the fixed term, then you should use Lawpack's Section 21 Notice.

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