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How do I evict tenants from my property? What is the difference between section 8 and section 21 notice for eviction?

What is the difference between section 8 and section 21 eviction notice? Can I use both of these notices for eviction?

Asked on Feb 22 2013, Renting in London | Report content

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  • Try will be a link from here.I stumbled over it by mistake! Or try entering--"COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003" on google theres a link from there too. Hope this helps.

    Answered on Feb 25 2013, Report content
  • Hi SteveHannah, The way in which you evict a tenant from your property, and which notice you need to serve to do so, will be entirely dependent on the reason for looking to remove them from the home. First of all, a section 21 is simply a notice to say that you wish to repossess the property at the end of a tenancy, or outwith a shorthold agreement. This can be served without any reason needed, and it gives the tenant two months' notice that they need to vacate. If this is served within the tenancy agreement already signed, then they will not need to vacate until the date that their agreement comes to an end. A section eight on the other hand comes in when there are specific reasons for needing to evict someone, and comes in the form of a court order for repossession. The grounds for eviction can include, for example, a repeated non-payment of rent or breaches of the tenancy agreement. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Feb 26 2013, Report content
  • Some of the differences are You do not need a reason to evict with S. 21. You do not need to proof the deposit (if any) was secured with S. 8. You S.8 Notice period is lesser (8 weeks). S. 21 follows anniversary of rental payment. A miscalculation would invalidate the Notice. S.21 cannot be given within 6 months of tenancy. ...

    Answered on Mar 19 2013, Report content
  • Section 8 notice is generally used if grounds are broken in ast and section 21 is used as backup just in case tenant manages to stop breaching grounds in ast.

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    Answered on Aug 19 2014, Report content

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