There are different notices you need to serve on your tenant to increase the rent, get possession of the property, or where the tenant has left belongings behind when they vacated. We can draft and send the notice for you.
Before you can get possession of a property from your tenant, you must follow a set procedure which first involves serving notice on your tenant. The notice lets the tenant know you want to recover possession of the property, giving them opportunity to leave within a reasonable time:
Section 21 Notice
This is known as the ‘no fault’ notice because the landlord does not have to rely on any misbehaviour of the tenant to serve this notice. The usual time for this notice is two months and we will calculate this exact date for you.
Section 8 Notice
This is known as the ‘fault’ notice because the landlord must demonstrate misbehaviour by the tenant to rely on this notice. The usual time for this notice is between two weeks and two months and we will calculate this exact date for you.
Notice to Quit
This is to be used where you do not have an assured shorthold tenancy agreement and gives the tenant 28 days to leave – we will calculate the correct date for you.
Tenant Goods Left Behind
Where your tenant leaves behind goods when they have moved out, you must be careful to ensure you do not fall foul of the law by simply clearing out the property. A ‘torts notice’ ensures you are protected and lasts for 28 days. We can even serve this notice in conjunction with an ongoing possession claim at a reduced cost – just ask!
For when you would like to increase the rent but are not sure whether you can or how to go about it, you can speak to us in the first instance. Sometimes a ‘section 13’ rent increase notice is required – we will draft and serve it for you.