Serving Section 21 Notices from 1st October 2018

by CARIDON LANDLORD SOLUTIONS

17:05 PM, 18th September 2018
About a month ago

Serving Section 21 Notices from 1st October 2018

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Serving Section 21 Notices from 1st October 2018

As of 1st October 2018 all tenants regardless of when they moved in will need to be served with a form 6a.

They also will need to be served with the Gas Safety, EPC & How to Rent Booklet.

The Section 21 notice will only be valid for 6 months from the date of service.

If there are outstanding maintenance or repair works you will not be able to serve notice on the tenants or any notice served on the tenant will be invalid.

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Comments

Colin Massey

9:34 AM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Apologies for asking a question that I obviously should know the answer to - what is a form 6a?

dismayed landlord

10:07 AM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

what is form 6a. ??

Jan Martin

10:23 AM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Can you confirm that this latest info is applicable to tenants in Wales too .

Rob Crawford

11:56 AM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Form 6A is the government's prescribed Section 21 that must be used after 1st Oct 2018 on all possessions after the fixed term.

Warren Gourlay

11:56 AM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Just googled to find a form 6a is actually a section 21 notice. Why would you need to automatically serve this if you are happy with the tenant. Sorry I’m a bit confused by this.

Michael Barnes

14:56 PM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Jan Martin at 20/09/2018 - 10:23
I believe that this applies only to England.
Housing is a devolved responsibility to Wales.

Michael Barnes

15:35 PM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Warren Gourlay at 20/09/2018 - 11:56Just googled to find a form 6a is actually a section 21 notice. Why would you need to automatically serve this if you are happy with the tenant. Sorry I’m a bit confused by this.
Well spotted!
What they actually meant is "from 1 October the only valid S21 notice is Form 6A".
Sloppy writing (although it does sort of follow on from the title).

Jan Martin

15:50 PM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 20/09/2018 - 14:56
Thanks Michael .

Warren Gourlay

18:41 PM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 20/09/2018 - 15:35
Understood, thanks for the clarifiction.

Michael Barnes

23:36 PM, 20th September 2018
About 4 weeks ago

They also will need to be served with the Gas Safety, EPC & How to Rent Booklet.

That is not true under current regulations.
The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed
Requirements (England) Regulations 2015
Regulations 1.(3) and 1.(4) say that the regulations apply only to new ASTs starting on or after 1 October 2015 and not to SPTs that arise from ASTs that started before 1 October 2015.

Regulation 2 is the requirement to issue gas safety certificate.
Regulation 3 is the requirement to issue "How to Rent".

Therefore under current regulations it is not required to issue gas safety certificate or How to Rent in order to issue a valid S21 notice on or after 1 October 2018.

HOWEVER, the Government could issue new regulations at any time to change the situation.

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