**UPDATE – The Welsh government has extended the eviction notice period of 6 months to last until 31 December 2021**
As it currently stands landlords in England must provide four months notice to tenants to evict them from a rented home under section 21 Housing Act 1988. But from 1st October 2021 this reverts back to a two months notice period which was the pre-COVID deadline.
Section 8 notices have different deadlines, most involve severe rent arrears or bad behaviour by tenants. The exact notice depends on the tenancy type and whether possession is being sought because of a breach of contract.
There will be brand new section 21 and 8 notices for use in England from 1st October by way of The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021.
The national assemblies in Scotland and Wales will set separate notice deadlines which have yet to be confirmed.
The ex housing secretary Mr Jenrick prior to leaving his position (The new housing secretary is Mr Gove) has also tabled emergency legislation for England that expires on March 25, 2022, which means it will allow the government to set new notice times if the coronavirus pandemic worsens over the winter months.
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