Landlord and Tenant Help Guides

What happens after the Section 8 notice has been served?
All Section 8 forms must clearly state the date on which the notice expires. This is the date that the tenant has to have paid their rent arrears by, or have vacated the property by, and in nearly 80% of cases the tenant leaves or pays before this date is reached. If the tenant refuses, the landlord can start court possession proceedings on the day...
What is the procedure for a no-fault eviction in Wales?
The procedure is not quite the same as in England. The landlord needs to follow the procedure as outlined below. The landlord may evict the tenant(s) by using a Section 21 notice either: once a fixed-term tenancy has finished if there is a written contract present; or during a current tenancy which does not specify an end date, which is commonly ref...
What happens after Form 6a has been issued?
The landlord will need to apply to the court for a possession order on Form N5. However, this is not necessarily a guarantee that the tenant can be evicted. The landlord will need to provide the following documents to the court as well: An up-to-date 10-year energy performance certificate(EPC) A gas safety certificate A 'How to Rent' book A signed c...
What are the rules for a landlord when issuing Form 6a to tenants?
It is not as simple as you may think as there are strict tenancy rules before a landlord is permitted to issue a Form 6a. If these requirements are not followed, then issuing Form 6a may not be possible. The landlord is required to provide on or before the tenancy begins the following documents: An up-to-date 10-year energy performance certificate (...
How does a landlord evict a tenant with a Section 21 notice in Wales?
The landlord will need to complete a Section 21 notice if the tenancy began after 30th September, 2015, or was renewed after that date. If this is not the case, the landlord may write the Section 21 notice. If the tenancy is a periodic tenancy, the landlord will need to explain that the notice is being given under Section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act....
Who is an excluded occupier?
A tenant could be referred to as an ‘excluded occupier’ if he or she resides with the landlord and shares any common spaces such as the kitchen or bathroom. In this situation, the landlord is not required to deliver a written notice to vacate, but should at least give what is called ‘reasonable notice'. This can be verbal if that is what the landlor...
What are the differences between a Section 8 and Section 21 (Form 6a) notice?
A Section 21 (Form 6a) notice is used to evict tenants in a no-fault eviction, meaning the landlord wants to use the property for his or her personal use. A Section 8 eviction notice is the notice required in order to begin eviction proceedings for at-fault tenants. Once the landlord has commenced this process and completed the information required...
What forms does the landlord need to complete before evicting a tenant?
The forms that need to be completed depend on the reason for the eviction. If it is ‘no fault’, meaning the landlord wants to use the property for his or her personal use, then a Section 21 notice is used by completing Form 6a. If it is an 'at fault' reason, such as non-payment of rent, a Section 8 notice should be used instead. Quite simply, the la...
Is it possible to evict a tenant from a rental property?
A landlord can evict a tenant, but there has to be a good reason to do so; for example, if the landlord wishes to take back the property for personal use, which is called ‘no fault’, or if the tenants are causing problems for the landlord, such as non-payment of rent, called ‘at fault’. In both situations the landlord cannot demand the tenant(s) lea...
AST or Licence? What You Should Know about Renting a Property
What Is the Difference Between a Licence and a Tenancy? In a tenancy, a tenant theoretically owns the rights to your property or land for a specified length of time. It is, of course, not complete freehold ownership, as the tenant has no other rights over it apart from residing in it or making use of the land. However, as a landlord, you do not have...