Landlord and Tenant Update – A new eviction landscape for the immediate future
Amidst the uncertainty being caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has now changed the facility for landlords to bring possession claims for the time being, at least until September 2020.
The detail of the emergency legislation is contained in Schedule 29 to the Coronavirus Act 2020. Please click here to find out more.
Included in the legislation, are key measures extending notice periods for notices served under sections 8 and 21 of the Housing Act 1988, to three months. Such notices, designed to terminate residential tenancies on a no-fault basis (section 21) or a tenant’s breach or breaches of the tenancy agreement (section 8), account for the vast majority of private sector rented housing within the jurisdiction.
This has significant ramifications for both landlords and tenants.
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This article was produced on the 31st March 2021 by our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.