A Section 21 notice is the most common way for a landlord to begin an eviction of a tenant. Landlords must follow strict procedure in order to evict a tenant else they risk being guilty of harassment or illegally evicting their tenants.
In order for a Section 21 to be considered legal it must;
If you are issued a Section 21 notice, you will not have to leave immediately. Landlords have to give a minimum of two months’ notice. Landlords are not obliged to give a reason for evicting the tenant although some reasons include;
The initial most important thing to do is check the validity of the Section 21 notice. If the notice is in any way not valid then you may be able to challenge it and remain in your home. The notice will be invalid if;
S21 notices can be complicated and Duncan Lewis housing solicitors can advise tenants on the issue of a Section 21 Notice, including whether an S21 can be used to gain possession of a property – and whether a landlord has issued the S21 correctly.
Duncan Lewis urges clients to get in touch as soon as possible in cases involving the issue of an S21 Notice, and can also offer advice on dispute resolution and mediation as alternatives to court action in S21 disputes.
For expert legal advice on Possession Claims and Section 21 matters, do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors as soon as possible on 033 3772 0409.