How to properly serve a notice

Serving a notice, whether you're a tenant or a landlord, is a crucial step in the rental process and must be done correctly to ensure it's legally valid.

For tenants

  • The most straightforward way to serve notice is through our website.

  • Navigate to the 'Services' section and select 'Tenant's Notice to Vacate' to complete a short online form.

This method provides you with a receipt, confirming that your notice has been received. Your property manager will then review and process the notice accordingly.

For landlords

The process is more formal and often requires specific legal forms.

  • Section 21 Notice: If you simply wish to regain possession of the property, a Section 21 Notice is the standard method.

  • Section 8 Notice: If there are particular circumstances such as persistent late rent payments, anti-social behaviour, or essential maintenance works, a Section 8 Notice may be more appropriate. This could provide as little as 14 days notice to the tenant to vacate.

Regardless of the method chosen, it's crucial to have proof of postage or delivery. This can be especially important for landlords, as failure to properly serve a notice can result in delays in regaining possession of the property or other legal complications.