section 21 and ast
Today, my prospective tenant signed a 6-month AST, commencing 31/3 and I issued a section 21 notice. Normally, I sign the notice, leave the tenant with the original, but keep a copy of this with the tenant's signature on the copy, saying: 'received with thanks' or something similar. This time I forgot to sign the original and on returning home to my office I noticed the tenant had signed the form (not me) and I had the original no copy having been made!!!
What I propose to do on the original is put my signature next to the date (i.e. on the wrong line) and write in capitals next to the tenant's signature (i.e. where it should have been my signature, the landlord's) the word (RECEIVED); then to copy the original and send the original to the tenant.
Is this in order? Would the document(s) stand up in court in this state?
Am I worrying over something and nothing?
I seem to remember Demir saying that the form needs to be perfect...