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Caroline Knowles-Ley

Chartered Legal Executive - Brighton & Hove

8th October 2020

Landlords serving eviction notices during Covid-19 need to be aware

Landlords serving eviction notices during Covid-19 need to be aware of a range of requirements. With time having stood still around possession claims whilst the pandemic was at its height, residential landlords are now looking to recover possession of the properties from tenants.  There are many requirements surrounding section 21 notices which a landlord can unfortunately find themselves falling foul of, leaving the landlord with an invalid section 21 notice and faced with the prospect of having to serve a new notice giving 6 months’ notice to vacate the tenant.

Landlords should also be aware of the ‘shelf life’ of a section 21 notice, previously being 6 months from the date of service and, under the recent Coronavirus legislation more recent notices have an extended ‘shelf life’ of 10 months from the date of service.

Contact our Real Estate Dispute resolution lawyers in Brighton & Hove, Sevenoaks and Uckfield

Please contact Caroline Knowles-Ley e. carolineknowlesley@rixandkay.co.uk t. 01273 766917 or Hannah Balameh e. hannahbalameh@rixandkay.co.uk t. 01825 744494 if you require assistance with obtaining possession of your property or require an initial review of the tenancy paperwork to ensure compliance.

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