Be mindful that a section 21 notice expires after 12 months.
If he’s not leaving, then you have no option but to take him to court which you do using court for N5B
If you have given him the renting in England booklet and the gas safety certificate, then your notice is invalid and you are back to square one.
Any notice must be in the statutory format in writing.
The notice period originally was 2 months under section 21 and it could be as low as 2 weeks under section 8 but it changed to 3 months on 25 March last year and to 6 months on the 31st of June last year.
From , 1 June 2021, those notice periods are now generally 4 months.
However certain notice periods are shorter such as rent arrears but there have to be far more rent arrears now than there were before. It used to be 2 months, no wit is 6 months. So it appears to be more favourable to the landlord but in actual fact it isn’t.
The government have produced this webpage on exactly this subject:
The notice period should come back to 2 months at the end of this month but we don’t yet know.
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