Recently passed legislation requires landlords using Section 8 notices to use a new form or risk having their case dismissed by a judge. From Monday 6th April 2015, landlords should replace any documents that they have saved or are currently using with the new forms available from the RLA website to make sure that they are in line with requirements.
With new legislation having coming into force all landlords using Section 8 forms must be sure they are using the correct form.
If you have saved or are currently using any of the following forms PLEASE BE SURE TO DELETE OR DESTROY THEM and use the new forms. Using old forms may see your case dismissed by a judge.
Please note this update only concerns landlords in England.
Grounds for Possession: https://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/documents/rent_arrears/section8grounds.shtml
In addition we’ve added some guidance on the new mandatory possession
Ground 7A for criminal and anti-social behaviour at the following link
You can check if you are using an old Section 8 form if there is no mention of Section 7A in the document. In the new edition it should be just below the fifth paragraph.