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Accelerated Possession for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Property

22 November 2017

Paul Moulder

For those of you applying for a possession order for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy property, a new claim form has been issued for use as Form N5B (for property in Wales: N5B Wales).

The form has been amended to include questions concerning the statutory changes brought about in ss21A and 21B of the Housing Act by the Deregulation Act 2015.

There is now information to be confirmed by the Claimant concerning, amongst other things:

  • Energy Proficiency Certificate provision
  • Gas Certificate provision
  • Information Booklet ‘How to Rent’ for private registered providers of social housing
  • Deposit Requirements
  • Licensing Requirements (where applicable)
  • Any ‘relevant notice’ under the Improvement Order or Emergency Remedial Order provisions

A copy of the new Claim form for possession of a property located in England (accelerated procedure) (assured shorthold tenancy) is available from the usual hmctsformfinder website.

If you require advice, or representation, in a claim relating to land or property you can instruct Paul Moulder by contacting his clerks on 01483 539131 or emailing them at


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