Are you a private landlord with tenants occupying under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and you wish to give them Notice?
If so, please note that the Form 6A prescribed notice has been updated to include a note on the Tenants Fees Act, and a better explanation on what happens if you have not applied for a HMO or Selective Licence, if you require one.
This new Form 6A must be used where a no-fault possession of accommodation let under an assured shorthold tenancy is sought under section 21(1) or (4) of the Housing Act 1988.
If you use an old version of the Form 6A it is likely that the Notice will be invalid.
The law as it currently stands prevents you from serving your tenant with a Form 6A if you failed to provide them with a gas safety certificate before they moved into your property.
The How to Rent guide has also been updated to include information on the Tenants fees Act. From 1st June 2019 all new tenants must be given this latest version prior to signing their tenancy agreement with you.
If you wish to discuss seeking possession of your investment properties contact Mercian Law either on our website web chat function, or by calling 01827 215679.
Please note that this article does not constitute legal advice. Mercian Law Limited have tried to make this article as accurate and complete as possible at the date it was written. The laws of England and wales change frequently, and you are advised to take legal advice before embarking on any legal action.