Questions Relating To Serving Section21
Possession - Section 8 and Section 21

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1 month ago

Hi, sorry I'm posting this again as my other post is a bit confusing and I don't know how to delete it. I am in preparation to serve S21 soon, so currently going through the check list of what needs to be in order before serving this. 

The 1st AST tenancy started 01/09/2022

The 2nd AST tenancy started 01/03/2023 

Same tenants throughout, just change the contract

When this second tenancy ended on 31/08/2023 we had not signed a new tenancy and left it in a periodic state till this day.

Moving onto the document checklist..

I later realised in March 2024 the EPC I provided was expired. Anyhow the EPC is now renewed May 2024 and has been served.

I want to serve section 21 as soon as possible to regain my property, possibly by the end of the week May 31st.   

My mistakes I have made are as follows.  OK so I've provided all the documents in the checklist   
Gas Safety Certificate
How To Rent Guide

The problem is, I took pictures of me posting them, but I only took the letterbox picture and envelope. I didn't get the building or door number. and yes, it is dated.

The other issue is I forgot to give the prescribed information for the deposit but the deposit was protected within 30 days and of course they got an email.

So my questions are;

1) As we haven’t got the door number or further background pictures/videos of me posting these in the letterbox, do I need to re-serve all these again before I serve the S21 or are these okay as stated of how they have been served?

2) The original EPC was expired and unknown to us at the time, but since we have renewed the EPC, would this make the S21 invalid?

3) I want to serve the S21 next week, by re-serving anything with better pictures/videos with the door number and further background would it all be too close in time to re-serving all these documents and then the actual S21?

4) With the DPS prescribed infomration sheet there is a section where the tenants need to sign, do they still need to do this now or do we as landlord just sign and date it to todays date and post it?

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