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Notice under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988

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, 4 months' notice is required if they owe less than 4 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.

If you've been told that your tenants have been granted 'breathing space' under the debt respite scheme, you can't send this notice during this period without first getting a court's permission.

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  • Version: 12748.1.31
  • Last updated: 5 Aug 2021