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Notices

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Legal requirements that must be satisfied for a notice to be valid when served in relation to ending a tenancy or licence. The requirements for a surrender of a tenancy.

The type of notice required depends upon the type of tenancy or licence.

Notices to quit

The requirements for a notice to quit when served by the landlord or tenant 

Notices: Secure tenancies

A landlord must serve a notice of seeking possession (NSP) on a secure tenant before applying to the court for a possession order 

Notices: Flexible tenancies

The notice a landlord must serve on a flexible tenant before applying to the court for a possession order 

Notices: Introductory tenancies

A landlord must first serve a section 128 notice on an introductory tenant before applying to the court for a possession order 

Notices: Demoted tenancies

The notice a landlord must serve on a demoted tenant before applying to the court for a possession order 

Notices: Assured tenancies

A landlord must serve a notice of seeking possession (NSP) on an assured tenant before applying to the court for a possession order 

Notices: Assured shorthold tenancies

Section 21 notice requirements for ending an assured shorthold tenancy without proving any ground for possession 

Notices: Regulated tenancies

Notice requirements for regulated tenancies 

Notices: Occupiers with basic protection

Notice requirements for occupiers with basic protection 

Notices: Excluded occupiers

Notice requirements for excluded occupiers 

Notices: Other types of tenancy

An overview of notice requirements for types of tenancies and licences not otherwise covered in the Notices section 

Surrender

The requirements for a surrender of a tenancy. 

Break clauses

What break clauses are and how they operate in tenancy agreements 

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