The requirements leading to the serving of a section 21 notice changed on 1 October 2018 and apply to all assured shorthold tenancies from this date.
There are various pre-conditions to serving a section 21 notice under the new procedure. A section 21 notice can not be served unless the landlord has provided the tenant with a valid EPC, Gas Safety Certificate and prescribed information by way of the Government’s How to Rent booklet before the tenancy begins.
The landlord must also comply with Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) legislation. The landlord must set up a TDP account to protect the deposit within 30 days of receipt of the money.
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Section 21 notices and the ending of tenancy agreements can be much more complex than they first appear.
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