Possession claims and pre-pandemic notice periods

Landlords will be pleased to note that, with effect from 1 October 2021, the period of notice that a landlord must give to the tenant before commencing a claim for possession will revert back to the pre-pandemic notice periods.

The government has retained its emergency powers to impose longer notice periods until 25 March 2022. For reference, you can view the new changes to Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act here.

These new regulations affect the notice period for possession notices and also, introduces new simplified prescribed forms to reflect the same. These changes will take effect as of 1 October 2021 and will apply to notices served after this date. These forms will be available on the government website.

For further information about the new Regulations, please contact Anna Bennett or Amirah Adekunle-Fowora in our Housing Management and Property Litigation Team who will be able to assist.

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