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.