This document creates a notice seeking possession under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 to be served on a tenant with an assured or assured shorthold tenancy agreement solely on the grounds that there are current rent arrears. It also creates a schedule of rent arrears which accompanies the notice. Please note that this document can only be used in England & Wales.
Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), temporarily, tenants must be given extra time before you can start a claim for possession based on rent arrears. In England, 6 months' notice is required if they owe less than 6 months' rent when you give them the notice. Otherwise, only 4 weeks' notice is needed. In Wales, 6 months' notice is required no matter how much rent is owed.