Form No. 6A is the prescribed form which must be used by landlords (or their representatives) when giving tenants notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.
Regulation 2 of The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 introduces the new form which came into force on 1 June 2019. Using the previous Form No. 6A on or after 1 June 2019 will make the notice invalid.
The new Form No. 6A has been updated to provide for the Tenant Fees Act 2019, which applies to all tenancies signed on or after 1 June 2019. The Tenant Fees Act 2019 bans most letting fees and caps tenants’ deposits to no more than 5 weeks’ rent where the total annual rent is less than £50,000, or 6 weeks’ rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above. Where a landlord is in receipt of a “prohibited payment or holding deposit” then section 17 of the Tenant Fees Act 2019 prevents them from serving a section 21 notice (although the situation can be rectified if the sums are repaid in the prescribed manner).