Forms for seeking possession of secure tenancies.
The Housing Act 1985 sets out the rules that apply to secure tenancies. These are the type of residential tenancy agreements used by local authorities in their own properties.
Local authorities who wish to seek possession of a property under section 83 of the Act, must give the tenant notice by using a form, called a ‘prescribed form’. The wording in the prescribed form has been carefully drafted to ensure that the person completing the form and the person on whom it is served understand what is being proposed and what they should do in response. Failure to serve the correct form may invalidate the action that is being proposed.
Part I Notice of Seeking Possession, section 83 of the Housing Act 1985
This form should be used by landlords where possession of accommodation let under a secure periodic tenancy is sought on one of the grounds in Schedule 2 to the Housing Act 1985.
Part II Notice of Seeking Termination of Tenancy and Recovery of Possession, section 83 of the Housing Act 1985
This form should be used for seeking possession of accommodation let on a fixed term tenancy on one or more of the grounds in Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1985.