What are the most commonly served eviction notices under an assured shorthold tenancy?
There are two main types of notice when serving an eviction notice on a tenant. The notices you can serve are a section 21 and a section 8.
Section 21 evictions are known as ‘no-fault’ evictions. A landlord can only serve this type of notice when a tenant’s fixed-term tenancy has ended, or for open-ended tenancies.
Section 8 evictions are when a landlord can terminate a tenancy at any time. However, a landlord can only serve a section 8, if the reason for eviction falls under one of the 17 grounds. The grounds for serving a section 8 notice include a breach of the tenancy agreement, persistent late payment of rent, deterioration of the property etc.
When serving a section 21 or a section 8 notice, the notice may not be valid if the landlord hasn’t fulfilled their responsibilities under an assured shorthold tenancy.