Getting Things Wrong Could Prove Very Expensive!
If you are a landlord you will probably be familiar with the term “Section 8 Notice”. This is the notice which is used to give a tenant notice of your intention to terminate their tenancy if they have breached the terms of their tenancy or if you have reason to do so under the prescribed grounds (reasons). The Section 8 Notice is often issued when there is one or more breaches of the terms of the tenancy on the part of the tenant and the landlord wishes to gain possession before the end of the fixed term tenancy agreement.
The main reason or “Ground” for landlords issuing a Section 8 Notice is rent arrears. However, any breaches of the terms of the tenancy agreement can also precipitate possession proceedings, and other grounds such as damage to the property and nuisance to neighbours or the landlord having previously lived in the property as their prime residence can be used. In total, there are 17 Grounds (reasons) which can be used by a landlord to issue and serve a Section 8 Notice.