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Advice on serving Sec 21

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« on: July 30, 2020, 11:32:18 AM »

Morning all!

A quick (I hope) 3 questions:

1) can I serve a section 21 notice to my tenant by email? Is this recognised practice, i.e. would the courts see it as proper? I had intended copying another recipient as a witness too.

2) Bearing in mind the understandable delays and changes in notice times at present, how long does it typically from applying to the court to them issuing the order?

3) Can I serve a new section 21 notice when I still have a 'valid' one running? I technically have a valid notice live at present which was issued in Feb with a leave after date set for April. The 6 months runs out next month. I keep grappling with whether I can just continue with this notice rather than raise a new notice. I have been advised on this forum that I should raise a new notice and I sense this is because I sent an email to the tenant at the start of lockdown effectively putting on the brakes and offering a new tenancy agreement. It just seems a waste of time and effort on both sides if the old one is still valid and I can still action it with the courts - and it might save both me and the tenant some time (depending on how and when the courts start operating again). It is clear now that the tenant does not want to continue with the tenancy so I would like to proceed with an eviction notice.

I should add that the tenant actively seeks the notice and court order as she requires it to be rehoused by the LA. We would like to sell the property.
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