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Section 8 – important update

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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…

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.

Section 8: http://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/documents/rent_arrears/section8.shtml#section8

Grounds for Possession: https://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/documents/rent_arrears/section8grounds.shtml

Section 13: http://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/documents/useful/doc_S13_RentIncNot.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

http://rla.org.uk/landlord/guides/grounds-for-possession-tenant-antisocial-behaviour.shtml

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.

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 23,000 subscribing members, and an additional 16,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

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