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Which section 21 notice should I use and does it matter anymore?

Under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 a landlord is entitled to recover possession of a property let on an assured shorthold tenancy as of right at the end of or after the expiry of the initial fixed term, … Continue reading

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Why won’t my tenant leave after the section 21 notice expires?

I have seen a recent up turn in the number of landlords having to issue possession proceedings against their tenants after the expiry of a section 21 notice.  There is a common theme in these claims. The response of the … Continue reading

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The perils of section 8 proceedings

Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 is the landlord’s principle means of obtaining possession from a tenant during the fixed term of a tenancy, although it can be used afterwards.  In my experience the most common situation that landlords consider using … Continue reading

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