Section 21 Notice - period extended

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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020

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. 

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