Section 21(4)(a) Notice


England and Wales



Product Code: F018

If a landlord wants their property back from an assured shorthold tenancy, a notice requiring 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. If the notice is to be served during the periodic term (after the fixed term has ended) then a section 21(4)(a) should normally be served.

However, 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.