Covering letter for section 8 notice

This document creates a covering letter for a landlord serving a notice seeking possession under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 against a tenant with an assured or assured shorthold tenancy agreement solely on the grounds that there are current rent arrears. You will need to attach the section 8 notice to this letter.

This document can only be used in England & Wales.

You must not send this letter (or the section 8 notice) if you're told that the tenant has been granted formal 'breathing space' from the rent arrears debt under the Debt respite scheme.

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