Witness statement - Service of notice

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    I served 2 copies of section 8 notice to my tenant.

    1. By recorded signed for first class mail.

    I have the proof of pastage, but when I check online on royal mail. It shows as no one was available to sign for the item and a card was left.

    Does that count as notice served, in the eyes of court?

    2. Through the door personally.

    My wife and a friend were witness to this.

    Would it be enough if my wife comes to court with me and I take a writen statement from my friend saying he witnessed me post the notice through the tenants door?

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