What is a Section 21 notice?

As tenancies draw to an end, tenants will receive a Section 21 Notice.

We've compiled a handy guide to help you understand what exactly a Section 21 Notice is, why tenants receive them, and what protection they can offer landlords.

What is a Section 21 Notice?

A Section 21 Notice is a legal document, giving tenants notice to vacate their property on a certain date. In England, Section 21 Notices must give a minimum of two months' notice, meaning your tenants will receive it two months before the end of their tenancy. Section 21 Notices cannot be served until the tenancy has been active for at least four months.

Why do you send Section 21 Notices?

Basically, because it's the law. Because a tenancy is a contract, if it is not renewed, then tenants must be given notice to vacate their property on a certain date. If tenants refuse to vacate by this date, then as a landlord, you will be within your rights to begin legal proceedings. Sending Section 21 Notices also gives you more protection against tenants refusing to vacate as legal proceedings can begin sooner. Without a Section 21 Notice being served, tenants can continue to reside in the property legally until this is served.

What do I need to do?

Absolutely nothing! Seekers will handle this for you! We will issue the Section 21 Notice to your tenants, and where relevant arrange any tenancy renewals. Once served, a Section 21 Notice is legally binding unless voided by Seekers.

If you have any further questions or queries about Section 21 Notices, please contact your Property Supervisor at enquiries@seekersproperty.co.uk