For all assured shorthold tenancies created on or after 1 October 2015, the landlord will only be able to serve a tenant with a valid notice pursuant to Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 if the following conditions have been met:
- the notice is not served earlier than at least four months into the tenancy
- any deposit is protected through an authorised Tenancy Deposit Scheme and by serving the tenant with prescribed information within the statutory period
- the landlord has provided the tenant with a gas safety certificate
- the landlord has provided the tenant with an energy performance certificate
- the landlord has provided the tenant with the information included in the “How to rent; the check list for renting in England” published by the Department for Communities and Local Government
- the landlord has responded to any written complaint made by the tenant about the condition of the property setting out a proposed remedial action within the statutory period.
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