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If you wish for the tenant to leave upon the expiry of the fixed term then, yes, you must serve a s21 Notice giving two months notice and you need not give a reason. I would action this immediately (allowing three days for postage) and send it to the tenant by registered and it's very important that the notice is in the correct form.
You can pay for a template notice from any of the online document providers, these are perfectly fine:-
If you do not serve the notice or serve it late to the Tenant then they are not under a duty to leave when the term expires.
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Sorry, my mis-reading of the dates.
Yes, the earliest you will be able to require possession of the property from the tenant is September 10 providing you serve the notice appropriately this week as above.
If the tenant leaves upon expiry of the fixed of their own accord then there's no problem. Tenants are not required to serve notice on their landlord in order to leave upon the expiry of the fixed term.