The Government has announced that from the 29th August, landlords must give tenants 6 months’ notice before they can evict, until March 2021, except in the most serious of cases, such as incidents of anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse perpetrators.
This is a temporary measure to protect tenants from eviction during the pandemic.
Notices served on and before 28 August are not affected by these changes, and must be at least 3 months.
The government is also helping landlords affected by the worst cases to seek possession; these are:
- anti-social behaviour (now 4 weeks’ notice)
- domestic abuse (now 2 to 4 weeks’ notice)
- false statement (now 2 to 4 weeks’ notice)
- over 6 months’ accumulated rent arrears (now 4 weeks’ notice)
- breach of immigration rules ‘Right to Rent’ (now 3 months’ notice)
Please do not hesitate to contact our team or your Property Manager for more information.