Covid 19 and Landlords
Notices seeking Possession
From 1 October 2021, all notice periods returned to the pre-pandemic lengths. However, for notices served between 26 March 2020 and 30 September 2021, the notice period needed to be different:
- From 26 March 2020 to 28 August 2020, a notice period of three months was required in all cases.
- From 29 August 2020 to 31 May 2021, a notice period of six months was required in most cases, with exemptions for certain serious cases, including anti-social behaviour, extreme rent arrears, no right to rent and fraud.
- From 1 June 2021 until 30 September 2021, a notice period of four months was required in most cases, with exemptions for certain serious cases including anti-social behaviour, rent arrears, no right to rent and fraud.
- From 1 August 2021 until 30 September 2021, notice periods in cases of ‘non-serious’ rent arrears also reduced a second time to two months’ notice (as of 1 June, the definition of ‘non-serious’ arrears included any case where less than four months’ rent were due).
This is a great option for landlords to contact us before serving an eviction notice – this is to enhance prevention and to focus on support to the landlord.
Support will include:
- A personalised support plan agreed with the tenant
- Support and advice if tenant has rent arrears looking at all areas of help that might be available
- A financial assessment of tenants to maximise income
- Referrals and signposting to specialist services for more long-term support should the need be identified
- A mediation service between landlords, tenants and support
Support to ensure evictions are carried out legally
Email us on email@example.com or alternatively you can call us on the dedicated line – 07586 622202