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Section 21 Notice Checklist

Checklist provided as guidance only, for assured shorthold tenancy agreements commencing on or after 1st October 2015.

Please note this checklist is provided as guidance only, please contact us for further advice and assistance.

  • The tenant has received a gas safety certificate dated within the past 12 months (if the property has a gas supply)
  • The tenant has received a copy of the UK Government's 'How to Rent' booklet
  • The tenant has received an energy performance certificate (not applicable for a room in a HMO with shared facilities)
  • The Section 21 Notice was served after 4 months from the commencement of the tenancy
  • 2 months' notice is given
  • The Section 21 Notice was served in the past 6 months
  • The Council hasn't served an Improvement Notice or Emergency Remedial Notice concerning the property within the past 6 months
  • The tenant hasn't made a written complaint to the landlord about the condition of the property prior to receiving the Section 21 Notice
  • The Section 21 Notice has been issued using Form 6A or in another similar format
  • The tenancy isn't a HMO under a mandatory licensing scheme or the Council's selective licensing scheme
  • Where a deposit has been taken, if this was on or after 6 April 2007, the deposit has been protected in a scheme and is still protected, or has been paid back to the tenant before the Section 21 Notice was issued
  • The tenant was given the prescribed information about where their deposit has been protected
  • The deposit was protected in a scheme within 30 days of the landlord receiving it

If you have been issued a Section 21 notice you will need to notify Wolverhampton Homes immediately to verify the validity of the notice on the following email address or take it into your nearest area office as listed below

Email: section21@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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Email: housing.options@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Write to: Wolverhampton Housing Options, 29 Market Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AG

Visit us: Monday - Friday between 9am and 5pm at the Wolverhampton Homes One Stop Shops, located in:

  • City centre: 29 Market Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AG
  • Wednesfield: Alfred Squire Road, Wolverhampton, WV11 1XU
  • Bilston: Church Street, Bilston, WV14 0AP

Telephone: 01902 556789 - option 6

Emergency out of office hours: 01902 552999