Changes to the residential possession and evictions
The Government has announced that on 31 May 2021 the ban on residential evictions, enforced by Bailiffs, will come to an end. In addition the notice period required to be given to tenants, which was extended to 6 months over the period of the pandemic, between 01 June 2021 to 30 September 2021 will be reduced to 4 months with possession proceedings having to be brought within 4 months of the notice expiring.
For rent arrears related notices, if the arrears of rent are over 4 months from 01 August 2021 the notice period required to be given will be 4 weeks, for rent arrears of less than 4 months from 01 August 2021 the notice period required will be 2 months. There are new forms of the notices (form 3 and 6A) to be used from 01 June 2021. It is important when serving notice that you use the correct form and give the correct notice period otherwise you may find yourself with an invalid notice and have to start the process again.
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Read our previous blogs on Extension to residential landlord and tenant moratorium, Residential Moratorium Extension and Residential Moratorium Extended Again.