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Caroline Knowles-Ley

Associate - Brighton & Hove

4th August 2021

Update to Residential Notice Periods

During the pandemic the Government has made significant changes, by way of the Coronavirus legislation, to the notice periods required to be given by a landlord to a tenant if they wish to obtain possession of their property.  This has led to the required notice periods being amended on several occasions throughout the pandemic.

On 01 August 2021 the notice period for notices seeking possession on grounds of rent arrears (section 8)  has changed.  Where the rent arrears are for less than 4 months of rent the notice period has now been reduced from 4 months to 2 months notice.  If the arrears are at least 4 months or more of rent the notice period remains at 4 weeks.

If you want to obtain possession of your property ensure you check carefully that the right notice period has been given before commencing proceedings for possession, and if you need assistance in reviewing your documentation prior to starting the process for possession please contact our Dispute Resolution team for further information.

Contact our dispute resolution lawyers in Brighton & Hove, Uckfield, West Kent (Hadlow) and Ashford

If you would like assistance with this or any dispute matters, please contact Caroline Knowles-Ley on tel: 01273 766917 or email: carolineknowlesley@rixandkay.co.uk