Drafting notes for claim form in Section 8 notice to quit proceedings for possession of property (assured tenancy (AT) or assured shorthold tenancy (AST)) for non-payment of rent and or other breaches
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Drafting notes for claim form in Section 8 notice to quit proceedings for possession of property (assured tenancy (AT) or assured shorthold tenancy (AST)) for non-payment of rent and or other breaches

The following Property Disputes precedent produced in partnership with Browne Jacobson provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Drafting notes for claim form in Section 8 notice to quit proceedings for possession of property (assured tenancy (AT) or assured shorthold tenancy (AST)) for non-payment of rent and or other breaches

Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been introduced, which affect the following:

  1. proceedings for possession

  2. forfeiture of business leases on the grounds of non-payment of rent

  3. a landlord's right to exercise Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) and enforcement agents taking control of goods

  4. service of various notices to recover possession of residential properties

  5. practice and procedure in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

  6. insolvency legislation of both a permanent and temporary nature

For further information and guidance, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications for property.

How to use these s 8 claim form precedent drafting notes

The claim should be commenced by using Form N5
and accompanied by Particulars of Claim in Form N119 (see: Particulars of Claim for possession (rented residential premises)—Form N119
). These drafting notes are for use for completing Form N5 only. The claim form is to be issued after the s 8 notice to quit has been served and expired without the tenant vacating the property. For guidance on the relevant possession procedures, see Practice Note: Assured and assured shorthold tenancies—terminating.

Other precedents relevant when issuing a claim form under the s 8 notice to quit possession procedure

For other relevant precedents when pursuing the s 8 notice to quit possession procedure, see:

  1. Drafting notes for section 8 notice to

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