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Property Insight - Section 21 Notices under the Housing Act 1988

by Kyle Wyness, Spratt Endicott Solicitors | Aug 28, 2012

Under the provisions of the Housing Act 1988 (“HA 1988”) in regard to a particular subset of Assured tenancies, namely Assured Shorthold tenancies (AST’s), there is a separate right to recover possession under section 21 HA 1988. Following the coming into force of the provisions of the Housing Act 1996, all Assured tenancies are assumed to be AST’s (subject to certain exceptions contained in HA 1988). Recovery of possession under section 21 HA 1988 is therefore open to the vast majority of landlords.

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