Section 8 Notice

section 8 notice

What is a Section 8 Notice

A section 8 notice operates under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988. A section 8 notice is different from the more common section 21 notice because it is served by a landlord wishing to regain possession of a property during the fixed term of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. A section 21 notice can only be used for regaining possession at the end of a tenancy agreement.


A section 8 notice can only be issued to a tenant who has breached the terms of the tenancy agreement and if certain conditions have been met ie. not paying rent. The landlord cannot evict a tenant without initially obtaining an order for possession from a court. Before applying for an order for possession, the landlord must serve a Section 8 notice on the tenant. 


There are many grounds for a landlord serving a section 8 notice, the main one being if the tenant is not paying rent. If this is the case for you please follow this link to evict a tenant not paying rent


If you require further advice on tenant eviction you can speak to us about our tenant eviction service by calling 01293 525 665

Step 1: £69 inc vat

Step 1: £69 inc vat

We will serve a Section 8 or 21 Notice on your problem tenant. It will warn them to pay the outstanding rent or to leave the property.
Step 2: £399 inc vatplus court fee

Step 2: £399 inc vat
plus court fee

Over 80% of tenants leave after step 1. If not, we will arrange court proceedings to obtain a possession order and money judgement from the County Court.
Step 3: £221 inc vatinc court fee

Step 3: £221 inc vat
inc court fee

If your problem tenant has not left your property by the date set by the Judge, we will instruct bailiffs to physically remove them from your property.