A new version of Form 6a which is used to issue notice under Section 21 in England will be released on the 1st June 2019 to comply with the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act.
The changes are as follows;
Amendments have been made to ensure the form accurately reflects the restriction on terminating a tenancy where a prohibited payment has been made by the landlord and not returned to the tenant, or the holding deposit has not been returned/forwarded in accordance with the Tenant Fees Ban regulations.
An amendment has been made to provide more details on HMO licencing in relation to serving a Section 21 notice. No Section 21 notice may be given in relation to an assured shorthold tenancy of part of an unlicensed HMO whilst it remains unlicensed.
More information has been added for tenants regarding homelessness support services. The form provides a link to Government possession guidance and further information on bodies such as Citizens Advice and Shelter.
SWLA will update the ‘members stationery’ area on 1st June 2019 with the new form.