New Section 8 possession and Section 13 rent increase forms

Filed in Landlords by on 6th April, 2016 0 Comments

Grumpy-old-judgeRevised Section 8 (or Form 3) and Section 13 (or Form 4) notice templates have been published by the Government and come into effect for use in England from 6th April 2016.

The section 8 notice (or Form 3) is a prescribed notice used to gain possession from a tenant on the basis of grounds such as rent arrears or anti-social behaviour. The new update amends the form to mention the prescribed section 21 notice created by the government last October and adjust the notes on grounds for possession.

The section 13 notice (or Form 4), is used when a landlord wishes to increase the rent on a periodic tenancy (assuming such an increase is not permitted within the AST) without giving a new tenancy agreement.

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Rob Crawford is the chairman of the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex). Rob is a practicing landlord with a property portfolio that includes small private residential properties and HMO's. Rob is a qualified letting agent and former owner of Kingfisher Lettings & Management. He is now a share holder of the successful online lettings company Lettingsupermarket.com.

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