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What period of notice must be given to determine an assured shorthold tenancy (granted post-1 October 2015) at the end of the fixed term, where rent is paid weekly?

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Published on LexisPSL on 04/06/2018

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  • What period of notice must be given to determine an assured shorthold tenancy (granted post-1 October 2015) at the end of the fixed term, where rent is paid weekly?
  • Section 21 notice
  • Section 8 notice

What period of notice must be given to determine an assured shorthold tenancy (granted post-1 October 2015) at the end of the fixed term, where rent is paid weekly?

This Q&A considers terminating an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) after the end of the fixed term. Given the nature of residential tenancies, there are a number of protections awarded to tenants who occupy a property pursuant to an AST. Owing to this, this Q&A covers the usual notices served to bring an AST to an end. For more information, see Practice Note: Assured and assured shorthold tenancies—terminating.

Section 21 notice

ASTs can be brought to an end by serving notice pursuant to section 21 or section 8 of the Housing Act 1988. A section 21 notice must give no less than two months’ notice to end the tenancy.

The most straightforward procedure for serving a notice terminating a fixed term, or statutory

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