Extension of Emergency Measures Requiring Residential Landlords to provide Extended Notice Periods

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published a letter to local authorities in respect of the recent changes to notice periods.


This is an extension of the emergency measures originally introduced under the Coronavirus Act and extended under the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 which came into force on 29 August 2020 and on which we have previously reported.  In most instances, a landlord is now required to provide 6 months’ notice of their intention to seek possession.

The letter can be found at:


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