A Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 specifies the procedure you need to follow to legally obtain possession of a residential property let under an Assured Short hold Tenancy (AST).
If you miss any of the steps listed you will be unable to use a section 21-eviction notice and could face hefty fines.
In addition, landlords need to check the right to rent status of any occupiers moving into a property from February 1st 2016. This must be done before the tenancy is signed and records should be kept for all the documents checked.
To assist landlords in remaining compliant with the law and to make it easier to show proof of this compliance, I provide a checklist for the landlord and tenant to sign at the start of the tenancy, to
show all the necessary checks and documents have been provided.