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    I have a tennant that has not paid rent for a number of months and want to issue a section 8 notice, is thare a template and what is the procedure if he doesn't leave? He is not communicating with me in any way.

    Yes, section 8 notices have a prescribed format and need to be completed in a specific way (laying out the grounds particularly).

    You then apply to the courts for repossession when the notice expires.
    Then there's a hearing.

    If you are unsure, it might be sensible to get professional help.
    Either a solicitor or someone who specialises in repossession.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


      I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.


        Do you use a letting agent or manage yourself? If a LA then they can sort the serving of S8 but not the rest (they'll peddle their own legal team).


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