Section 21 prescribed form notice

Prescribed Form 6A – Section 21 Notice – England Only

If a landlord wants their property back, a notice seeking possession under section 21 Housing Act 1988 must first be served (unless grounds are available for a section 8 notice). The notice must be at least 2 months in length. For all assured shorthold tenancies granted on or after 1 October 2015 in England, a prescribed form must be used. This form covers both fixed term and periodic assured shorthold tenancies. This prescribed form will apply to all tenancies (including those granted before 1 October 2015) from 1 October 2018.

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If a landlord wants their property back, a notice seeking possession under section 21 Housing Act 1988 must first be served (unless grounds are available for a section 8 notice). The notice must be at least 2 months in length. For all assured shorthold tenancies granted on or after 1 October 2015 in England, a prescribed form must be used. This form covers both fixed term and periodic assured shorthold tenancies. This prescribed form will apply to all tenancies (including those granted before 1 October 2015) from 1 October 2018.

This is the very latest version as published on 29 September 2015 (not the original one which contained errors).

There are occasions when a section 21 notice may not be served for example if a HMO license is required but not obtained or applied for , or, if a deposit has been taken but not protected or prescribed information given. Therefore care needs to be given before service.

The download link takes you to our special possession wizard to ensure the correct notice is downloaded with instructions on completion.

Please see our detailed article about the introduction of a new prescribed form here.

Version history

### Current version 09/15

09/15 – Updated to second published version due to errors in the first version

### Previous versions

09/15a – Added to system for new law commencing 1 October 2015.

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