For landlords, a surprisingly common cause of delays or increased costs when trying to recover possession of a property from a tenant with an AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) is an incorrect Section Notice.

Landlord Action (a tenant eviction specialist) has carried out a recent study showing that

“62 per cent of the last 200 instructions received from landlords and letting agents that served their own Section 8 and Section 21 notices on tenants were incorrect.”

These are basic errors in the Section Notices themselves that prevent them from being recognised as legally valid. It can be something as simple as an incorrect tenancy end date or rent arrears schedule, or the manner in which the notice itself was served.

At PropertyTime we serve our section notices from the start of the tenancy and at every renewal to keep our landlords safe from these costly mistakes, as well as making sure that there are no misunderstandings between landlords and tenants from the outset. All of our Section Notices are legally valid and checked over before being served to the incoming tenant.

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