Below is an extract from an article posted by me summarising the provisions of a new Section 21 notice which will apply to all new assured shorthold tenancies granted on or after 1 October 2015.
Whilst, undoubtedly, the Section 21 notice is now easier to complete, the new requirements that apply have scope for tripping up landlords and agents. Currently, it is common that landlords and/or agents incorrectly complete a Section 21 notice where, for example, a statutory periodic tenancy is running. The need to identify correct dates on which the notice expires caused landlords and agents problems. Whilst that requirement is now to be dispensed with under the new regulations, there are three new requirements that must be met before a landlord can serve a Section 21 Notice.