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A possession notice is always required before evicting a tenant. The precise notice to be used depends upon the type of proceedings you intend to bring.
For detailed guidance on choosing the correct notice, see the Which Possession Proceedings Guide
On Landlord Law, most of our possession notices are created via the 'Document Generator'. This allows you to create your document, with all the correct information, and then download it as a pdf or view it online (and copy and paste the text into your own word processor if you wish).
The document will then be stored permanently in your My Documents section (unless you delete it). You can go in and amend the information later and/or use the information to create a new or different form. See here for guidance on using the document generator.
You will find notes on the different types of notice via the links above. However below are direct links to the Document Generator forms.
First, you may want to watch the video below. Note by the way that the view of this page does not show the video - as it was recorded before we had a video! Also the internet browser is Chrome not Firefox as I say in the video.
NB If you have not created a section 21 notice before (or even if you have) you should use the Section 21 Guide.
Guidance on completing the forms is on >> this page which is also linked from the possession notices forms page.
See also the
It is not always realised that a notice is sometimes treated as if it was served on a different day from the day that you delivered or posted it. These are the deemed rules of service.
Note also that
Deliveries after 4.30 pm are treated as being served on the next business day
'Business day' means any day except Saturday, Sunday or a bank holiday (and bank holidays include Christmas Day andf Good Friday).
NB Some people consider that these rules may not apply to notices, which are served before the court proceedings have started. My view is that if you comply with the deemed service rules you will be safe and it is better to be safe than sorry.