Before attempting to serve the 'new style' notice, Landlords (and/or their lettings agents) will also need to check that:

  • they have issued the tenant with the 'How to rent' checklist before attempting to serve the notice;
  • the Gas Safety Certificate is up to date and a copy has been provided to the tenant;
  • the EPC is in date and has been published; and
  • the deposit has been protected with a qualifying scheme and the tenant has been provided with the prescribed information.

To avoid questions over validity of service, we would also recommend Landlords/their agents double-check notices are addressed correctly and retain proof of service. 

Further guidance is available at https://www.gov.uk/tenancy-agreements-a-guide-for-landlords/ending-a-tenancy and https://www.gov.uk/evicting-tenants