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New Section 8 forms available

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Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

New section 8 Notice to Quit forms are now available from the RLA website.

The forms have been updated to reflect the new ground, 7b, introduced in the Immigration Act 2016.

This allows landlords to evict tenants who do not have a right to rent in the UK.

They can only do this if the landlord receives a notice from the Home Office telling them their tenants are disqualified from renting under the Act.

Landlords serving the section 8 in this way, should give the tenants two weeks to leave the property. If they don’t leave, then the landlord can apply to court using the Home Office letter as proof that ground 7b applies.

If everyone in the property is disqualified from renting then the landlord will get vacant possession. If only some tenants are disqualified, the court will order the disqualified tenants to leave, and transfer the tenancy to the tenants with a valid right to rent.

To download the new forms click here.

About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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