Of course, the courts will continue to prioritise the most serious cases, such as those involving fraud or anti-social behaviour. With many evictions still waiting to be enforced which predate the pandemic, this will not be a quick process – but at least the bailiffs are now available!
In addition, from today, 1 June 2021, notice periods for both section 21 and section 8 notices have been reduced as follows:
Section 21 – 4 months.
Section 8, Ground 1 (landlord to live in the property) – 4 months.
Section 8, Ground 17 (false statement) – between 2 to 4 weeks.
Landlords should be aware that the changes above are reflected in the prescribed forms for section 21 and section 8 notices which have been updated today.
It is anticipated that, subject to progress with the government’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, notice periods will return to pre-pandemic levels from 01/10/2021.
Do you have tenancy related issues and not know where to begin? Confused about which ground(s) to use? Or what the relevant notice period will be? Get in touch with Rebecca Chadwick, solicitor at Landlord Support, for some free and friendly initial advice:
Please call Rebecca Chadwick for further guidance on 01704 790 532
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