POSSESSIONS UPDATE

1 October 2021

Possession notice periods will return to pre-covid dates.

New forms for Section 21 (Form 6A) and Section 8 (Form 3) Notices will come into effect.

Make sure you always use the most up-to-date version of any form.

Section 21 Notice

2 months notice (remember paperwork must be correct and tenant must have been in the property for at least four months of a six month tenancy).  The date for the tenancy to cease must not predate before the end of the fixed term of the tenancy.

Section 8 Notices

Ground 1

2 months notice The date for the tenancy to cease must not predate before the end of the fixed term of the tenancy.

Ground 2

2 months notice The date for the tenancy to cease must not predate before the end of the fixed term of the tenancy.

Ground 3

2 weeks

Ground 4

2 weeks

Ground 5

2 months notice The date for the tenancy to cease must not predate before the end of the fixed term of the tenancy.

Ground 6

2 months notice The date for the tenancy to cease must not predate before the end of the fixed term of the tenancy.

Ground 7a

(anti-social behaviour with a conviction) – One calendar month

Ground 7b

2 weeks

2 months notice The date for the tenancy to cease must not predate before the end of the fixed term of the tenancy.

Ground 8

(Rent Arrears Ground) 2 weeks

Ground 9

2 months notice The date for the tenancy to cease must not predate before the end of the fixed term of the tenancy.

Ground 10

(Rent Arrears Ground) 2 weeks

Ground 11

(Rent Arrears Ground) 2 weeks

Ground 12

2 weeks

Ground 13

2 weeks

Ground 14

(Discretionary ground for anti-social behaviour): Immediately after the notice counts as served (usually 24 hours)

Ground 14A

2 weeks

Ground 15

2 weeks

Ground 16

2 months notice The date for the tenancy to cease must not predate before the end of the fixed term of the tenancy.

Ground 17

2 weeks

Notices served before 1 October 2021 will comply with the current regulations. 

Landlords may, therefore, prefer to wait for the changes on 1 October to come into force before downloading a form and serving notice on tenants

Ruth Clarke