Landlord & Tenant Update

15th Sep 2020

The Covid pandemic continues to cause problems across the country and the residential rental sector is no exception, whether you are a landlord or tenant.

Should you need to take action to evict a tenant or are a tenant facing eviction, the current notice periods for the various grounds of eviction for assured shorthold tenancies since the lockdown measures are set out below:

Notice Periods

Date of service of Notice

Ground relied upon Before 26 March 2020 26 March โ€“ 28 Aug 2020 29 Aug 2020 onwards
1, 2, 5, 9, 16 2 months 3 months 6 months
3, 4, 6, 12, 13, 15 2 weeks 3 months 6 months
7 2 months 3 months 3 months
7A 4 weeks 3 months 4 weeks
7B 2 weeks 3 months 3 months
8, 10, 11 2 weeks 3 months 4 weeks if at least 6 months arrears, otherwise 6 months if less
14 2 weeks 3 months 2 weeks or none if very serious
14A, 14ZA, 17 2 weeks 3 months 2 weeks

 

*Please note that using a combination of grounds may result in the longer notice period prevailing.

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