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Residential tenancy repossession – Notice periods reducing

Residential tenancy repossession – Notice periods reducing

After a turbulent 18 months, during which notice periods went up, then up further, then down a bit, residential notice periods for assured shorthold tenancies in England will go back down to “normal” on 1 October 2021.

This means:

• For Section 21 (so called “no fault” evictions) – 2 months’ notice

• For Section 8 (for the most usual 2 months’ arrears of rent) – 2 weeks’ notice

The change is not retrospective so notices served before 1 October still have the longer time period. This means there may be a few situations where a landlord can save some time by serving a fresh notice after 1 October.

Other restrictions on when notices can be served – which particularly apply to Section 21 notices – still apply so there should still be a careful assessment of these before any notice is served.

There will be new forms produced by the government which must be used after 1 October 2021.

For advice and assistance with residential tenancy problems please contact Kate Barnes at Kerseys Solicitors on 01473 213311.

Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes
Partner Solicitor

01473 407147
[email protected]

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