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Hello tabbert 2010,
Under the Housing Act 1988 Section 8 Ground 8 a Landlord is entitled to take possession of the property if the Tenant is two months in arrears with their rent. You should therefore serve upon the Tenant a Notice to vacate giving two weeks notice.
If the Tenant does not vacate after the notice period has expired then you should make a claim for possession through the following website: https://www.possessionclaim.gov.uk/pcol/
If you do this you should also make a claim for the rent arrears at the same time and in the same form.
If they do vacate with you having to make a claim you can sue them for the arrears by using www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
It does not make a difference that it is in the name of a company.
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Thank-you for your answer. So it doesn't matter that it is a "Contractual Tenancy" - is this still an AST? Can you tell me what prescribed form the 2 weeks notice needs to be in?
Any tenancy entered in to after 15th January 1898 for a fixed term is an AST, so you're fine.
The form is s.8 and you can obtain the prescribed form online from www.lawdepot.co.uk
You will be able to print it off from there and serve the notice appropriately.
Thank you for your enquiry.
You're welcome, good luck with the tenants!