Section 21 Notice checklist

This checklist is applicable for assured shorthold tenancy agreements commencing on or after 1 October 2015.

Please note this checklist is provided as guidance only, please contact us for further advice and assistance.

  • The tenant has received a gas safety certificate dated within the past 12 months (if the property has a gas supply)
  • The tenant has received a copy of the UK Government's 'How to Rent' booklet
  • The tenant has received an energy performance certificate (not applicable for a room in a HMO with shared facilities)
  • The Section 21 Notice was served after 4 months from the commencement of the tenancy
  • 2 months notice is given
  • The Section 21 Notice was served in the past 6 months
  • The Council hasn't served an Improvement Notice or Emergency Remedial Notice concerning the property within the past 6 months
  • The tenant hasn't made a written complaint to the landlord about the condition of the property prior to receiving the Section 21 Notice
  • The Section 21 Notice has been issued using Form 6A or in another format significantly similar to it
  • The tenancy isn't a HMO under a mandatory licensing scheme or the Council's selective licensing scheme
  • Where a deposit has been taken, if this was on or after 6 April 2007, the deposit has been protected in a scheme and is still protected, or has been paid back to the tenant before the Section 21 Notice was issued
  • The tenant was given the prescribed information about where their deposit has been protected
  • The deposit was protected in a scheme within 30 days of the landlord receiving it

If you have a valid Section 21 notice please contact the Homeless Assessment & Support Service by completing the referral below.

Complete a referral to the Homeless Assessment & Support Service

Contact for Homeless Assessment & Support Service