Under the Housing Act 1988 a number of forms are required and are prescribed by regulations which means those actual forms must be used. Familiar forms that are prescribed are the section 8 notice seeking possession and the section 13 rent increase form.
From 6 April 2015, most of these forms are being changed for England by the The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) Regulations 2015.
Although the section 8 and section 13 notices are the most common there are quite a number of forms being changed for England as listed below:
- Section 6 – notice proposing different terms for a Statutory Periodic tenancy
- Application referring a Notice proposing different terms to the Tribunal
- Section 8 Notice Seeking Possession
- Section 13 Landlord’s Notice proposing a new rent
- Section 13 Landlord’s or Licensor’s Notice proposing new rent or licence fee under an Assured Agricultural Occupancy
- Application referring a Notice proposing a new rent to a Tribunal
- Application to the Tribunal for a determination of rent
- Tenant’s notice proposing that an Assured Tenancy be replaced by an Assured Shorthold Tenancy
- Landlord’s notice proposing an AST where Agricultural Occupany conditions met.
From 6 April 2015, landlords will need to ensure they use the correct forms of notice depending on whether the property in question is in England or Wales.
We will be providing the new forms for all Guild members and they will be published on 6 April 2015.