Notices in possession proceedings

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

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  • Landlord notice to quit

    Tenancies and licences that can be ended by a notice to quit and the requirements for a valid notice.

  • Section 21 notices

    A landlord can give a valid section 21 notice to end an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) without proving any ground for possession.

  • What makes a section 21 notice invalid

    A landlord cannot use the section 21 procedure to regain possession of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) if they serve an invalid section 21 notice.

  • Assured tenancy notice

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

  • Secure tenancy notice

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

  • Flexible tenancy notice

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

  • Introductory tenancy notice

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

  • Regulated tenancy notice

    Necessity of the notice to quit (NTQ) before applying to the court for a possession order depends on whether the tenancy is contractual or statutory.

  • Demoted tenancy notice

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

  • Occupiers with basic protection notice requirements

    Landlords must serve a notice to quit (NTQ) on occupiers with basic protection having periodic tenancy, no notice needed at the end of the fixed term tenancy.