How much notice does a landlord have to give a tenant under an assured shorthold tenancy before he or she can apply for a possession order ?
If the period of the tenancy has come to an end the landlord must give at least 2 months notice. (Where the tenancy has continued as a periodic tenancy, then the notice must reflect the period of that tenancy so that if rent is usually paid every 3 months the landlord must give 3 months notice).
If the tenancy has not come to an end and the landlord seeks possession on ground 2 of Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988, he must give 2 months notice.
If under grounds 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14A, 15 or 17 he must give 2 weeks notice.
Questions & Answers
- What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
- Can a landlord start possession proceedings before the fixed period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end?
- Once the period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end does the tenant have to leave?
- How much notice does a landlord have to give a tenant under an assured shorthold tenancy before he or she can apply for a possession order?
- If the landlord does not pay his or her mortgage and the lender wants to repossess the property, does the tenant have any rights?
- Can a landlord or tenant take action against a trespasser?
- What happens if a landlord evicts a tenant without a court possession order?
- If a property is in need of repair is the tenant or the landlord responsible for carrying out repairs?