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.