Changes to Notice Periods from 1st October

The Government has confirmed that notice periods will return to pre-COVID lengths in England from 1 October 2021.

Following the pandemic and the introduction of the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Government originally increased all notice periods to six months for most grounds (including Section 21 notices), with exemptions for certain serious cases.

Since 1 June 2021 until 30 September 2021 notice periods must be at least four months in most circumstances apart from again, exemptions for the most serious cases. Notice periods for cases where there are less than four months of unpaid rent, reduced to two months’ notice from 1 August.

Legislation remains in place

The Government intends to retain the power to implement any similar measures again which is likely to depend on the effect of the pandemic over the winter period. The legislation itself will remain in force until 25 March 2022 and therefore there is a possibility that the extended notice periods could be re-imposed between now and this date.

If you are unsure of any details relating to notice periods, call the Pace Property Team on 01702 445600 who will he happy to advise you on the current correct protocol.

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