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Lester Aldridge provides an update for the New Forest, of further changes to notice periods for landlords and tenants

sofa and boxes in a roomThis latest article in the Life Matters series by Lester Aldridge is about the notice period which landlords are required to provide tenants, which is being reduced as Covid related special terms begin to return to pre-Covid conditions.

If these changes affect you, help is at hand.

If you whether as landlord or tenant are affected by these changes and would like guidance or advice from the experienced Property Litigation Solicitors at Lester Aldridge they will be delighted to help with a free initial consultation: emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01202 786175.

From six to four, four to two - some comfort for landlords with a transitional period

From 1 June 2021, the six months’ notice period that landlords are required to provide tenants to vacate a property will be reduced to four months’ notice and will remain at four months until at least the end of September.

The Government has also confirmed that the ban on bailiff enforced evictions will end on 31 May 2021. Bailiff enforced evictions can therefore resume from 1 June 2021 subject to 14 days’ notice being provided to the tenant, save in the most serious circumstances. As expected, bailiffs have also been advised that evictions should not take place if anyone at the property has Covid-19 symptoms or is self-isolating.

There remains no change to notice periods for the majority of the “most serious cases”, including anti-social behaviour. However, from 1 August 2021, the notice period required where a tenant has failed to pay rent for four or more months will be reduced to two months.

Brodie Ross - lady solicitor with dark hair and spectaclesWhilst the changes are not a complete restoration of the pre-Covid notice periods, it was anticipated that a transitional period would be introduced whereby the notice required would be gradually reduced. Therefore, the reduction should bring some comfort to landlords, as it signals that at least where evictions are concerned, things look as though they will return to normal in the not-so-distant future.

This article was written by Brodie Ross, Trainee Solicitor, edited by Rachel Gimson, Partner.

Whether landlord or tenant, if you would like to discuss the above topic with our experienced Property Litigation Solicitors, please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01202 786175.

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