NEW NOTICES FOR POSSESSION ISSUED TODAY AND CHANGES TO NOTICE PERIODS

Section 21 and Section 8 Forms have been updated as of today.

Please make sure you use the most up-to-date forms. The text in them reflects the changes to notice periods (also effective from today – but only where the new forms have been issued)

Notice Periods are now:

Section 21 and Section 8 Forms have been updated as of today. Please make sure you use the most up-to-date forms. The text in them reflects the changes to notice periods (also effective from today – but only where the new forms have been issued)

Notice Periods are now:

  • Section 21 – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 1 (landlord to live in the property) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 2 (mortgage arrears) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 3 (holiday lets) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 4 (educational let) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 5 (minister of religion) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 6 (substantial works to the property) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 7 (successor not entitled) – 2 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 7A (mandatory ASB) – unchanged.
  • Section 8, Ground 7B (immigration status) – 2 weeks.
  • Section 8, Ground 8 (mandatory rent arrears) – where over 4 months’ accumulated rent arrears are owing – 4 weeks’ notice, otherwise 4 months (reducing to two months on 01/08/2021).
  • Section 8, Ground 9 (suitable alternative accommodation) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 10 (rent arrears) – where over 4 months’ accumulated rent arrears are owing – 4 weeks’ notice, otherwise 4 months (reducing to two months on 01/08/2021).
  • Section 8, Ground 11 (persistent delays in paying rent) – where over 4 months’ accumulated rent arrears are owing – 4 weeks’ notice, otherwise 4 months (hopefully reducing to two months on 01/08/2021).
  • Section 8, Ground 12 (breach of tenancy) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 13 (property deterioration) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 14 (discretionary ASB) – unchanged.
  • Section 8, Ground 14ZA (offence during a riot) – unchanged.
  • Section 8, Ground 15 (condition of furniture) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 16 (employment by landlord terminated) – 4 months.
  • Section 8, Ground 17 (false statement) – between 2 to 4 weeks.

Bailiff services also recommence today, check with the court that your application for use of bailiffs is still active, if not re-apply.