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Notices: Assured shorthold tenancies

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Notice requirements for assured shorthold tenancies.

The section 21 notice procedure is the most commonly used. This procedure allows a landlord to recover possession of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) without proving any ground for possession.

Landlords can also end an AST by serving a notice of seeking possession (NSP) when relying on a ground(s) for possession, in the same way as for assured tenancies. For further information about NSPs see Notices for assured tenancies.

Section 21 notices

Section 21 notice requirements for ending an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) without proving any ground for possession. 

Restrictions on use of section 21

The situations where a landlord cannot use the section 21 procedure to regain possession of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST). 

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