As part of the Governments Roadmap ‘back to normality’ for England and Wales, notice periods are being reduced and evictions restrictions are being wound down.
From 1 June, notice periods in England that are currently 6 months will be reduced to at least 4 months. However, notice periods for the most serious cases such as anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse will remain lower.
Notice periods for cases where there is four or more months’ of unpaid rent, will reduce to 2 months’ notice from 1 August.
The current ban on bailiff-enforced evictions, introduced as an emergency measure during lockdown, will end on 31 May.
Housing Minister Chris Pincher commented: "Subject to the public health advice and progress with the Roadmap, notice periods will return to pre-pandemic levels from 1 October. The measures will ensure renters continue to be protected with longer notice periods for the coming months, while allowing landlords to access justice - 45% of private landlords own just one property and are highly vulnerable to rent arrears."
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