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Changes to Possession Notice Periods from 01 June 2021

Posted on May 14th, 2021

The government has announced that from 01 June 2021 notice periods in England that are currently six months, will now be reduced to four months.

The following reasons for eviction (via Section 8) will have these notice periods from 01 June 2021;

  • anti-social behaviour (immediate to 4 weeks’ notice)
  • false statement (2 to 4 weeks’ notice)
  • over 4 months’ accumulated rent arrears (4 weeks’ notice)
  • breach of immigration rules ‘Right to Rent (2 weeks’ notice)
  • death of a tenant (2 months’ notice)

Notice periods for cases where there is less than four months’ unpaid rent, will reduce to two months’ notice from 01 August 2021.

Subject to Public Health advice notice periods will return to pre-pandemic levels from 01 October 2021.

Financial Support for Tenants
Renters will continue to be supported with living costs, including rent, through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until 30 September 2021.

Financial support remains in place to help people meet their outgoings, including the furlough scheme and the Universal Credit uplift, which have both been extended until the end of September 2021.

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