A ‘Section 21 Notice to Quit’, so called because it operates under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, it is the notice a landlord can give to a tenant to regain possession of a property at the end of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). The landlord is able to issue the tenant with a section 21 notice without giving any reason for ending the tenancy agreement.

A landlord has the legal right to retain possession at the end of a tenancy but must follow the correct legal procedure, which includes serving a section 21 notice. The Housing Act 1996 amended the section 21 of the 1988 Act by requiring this notice to be given in writing.

If you have received a Section 21 Notice we strongly advise you contact us, we can talk you through the process, look for any errors on the landlords part and guide you through the next best steps. For further information contact our Housing Law team at one of our offices in Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Sleaford, Spalding and Newark – we offer fixed fee advice.

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