Breaking News: 6 Months’ Notice Required When Serving a Possession Notice

Posted on August 21, 2020
6 Months notice now required

Back in March 2020, we posted on the impact of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘the Act’) on landlords – see What Does the Coronavirus Act 2020 Mean for Landlords?

One of the changes implemented by the Coronavirus Act was an increase in the minimum notice which could be given by landlords looking to regain possession of a rented property. The minimum notice was increased to 3 months.

However, changes implemented today suggest that landlords will now be required to give tenants at least six months’ notice when seeking to regain possession of a rented property.

Here at Jefferies, we are keeping a close eye on further developments and will provide updates as soon as we can.

In the meantime, our property experts are ‘on hand’ to help. Please contact Victoria Scott, at or on 01702 332311.

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The contents of this article are for the purpose of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.

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