The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1646) (Regulations) were laid before Parliament on 9 September 2015. They will come into force on 1 October 2015.
The Regulations prescribe the form of notice to be given ending an assured shorthold tenancy under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (section 21 notice).
They also provide that the landlord cannot serve a section 21 notice unless it has complied with its obligations to provide to the tenant:
The Regulations set out the prescribed form of section 21 notice (Form No. 6A). They add this new form to the forms set out in the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/620).
Form 6A states that a section 21 notice cannot be used where:
Form 6A states that: