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A date or two for possession


Landlords sometimes fall foul of the Byzantine language of s21 of the Housing Act 1988 when drafting notices requiring possession.  In some recent cases Jon Holbrook and Rory Clarke persuaded a District Judge that a notice that contained two dates, both of which were valid, satisfied the statutory requirement that 'a date' be given.

Click here for a note of DJ Plaskow's judgment and for Jon Holbrook's thoughts on how s21 notices should be worded.