Notice Period Changes For Landlords
At The Letting Line, we are keen to ensure landlords remain up to date with regulations and significant changes which affect the running of their business. It is crucial landlords are aware of recent notice period changes.
There is updated legislation in place with respect to eviction notices, as they have now returned to the levels they were at before the pandemic started. As of Friday 1st October, new versions of the Section 8 and the Section 21 notices must be used.
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We appreciate staying up to date with new and updated regulations can seem like a full-time task. When you already have so much to consider, it isn’t easy remaining up to date. Thankfully, help is at hand if you require it.
If you would like to discuss your options when it comes to managing property in an effective manner, please contact The Letting Line.
Propertymark provides the following guidance for landlords:
- Since June 1 2021, most possession notices have required the landlord to give a minimum of four months’ notice if they serve either a Section 21 or a Section 8 Notice;
- From June 1 2021, landlords have been required to serve four months’ notice (either a Section 21 or a Section 8 Notice) in all but the most serious cases;
- Additionally, from August 1 2021, notice periods in cases of ‘non-serious’ rent arrears (less than four months’ rent is due) reduced to two months’ notice;
- From October 1 2021, the notice period required for Section 21 notices will be two months and Section 8 notices will revert back to only two weeks, based on rent arrears grounds 8, 10 and 11.
- Any notices served before 1 October 2021 will still need to comply with the current rules so will typically require four months’ notice.
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Propertymark adds: “Both the Form 6a (Section 21) and the Form 3 (Section 8) are prescribed forms so landlords must ensure they use the correct version before service. It’s important for agents to remember that, as per deemed service rules, this can mean that where current forms are not deemed as served until 1 October 2021 the form will be wrong and the notice will be invalid. The notes from Form 3 will be moved onto a separate document which will be uploaded alongside Form 3 (as has already been done for Form 6A) and include information for the tenant at the start of the forms. These should be available to download from gov.uk on October 1 2021.”
If you are looking for guidance or assistance in the Enfield rental market, we can help. At The Letting Line, we are a specialist letting and property management agent serving Enfield, Barnet, Potters Bar, Brookmans Park and surrounding areas.
We can arrange a free valuation for you, and if you are looking to contact us, please call us on 020 8342 1234.