In Sept 2020 I served notice on a tenant, expires in March 2021. Given current situation we are amenable to them staying a bit longer and not taking legal action straightaway, but I do not understand the time period we have if we were to try and give tenant leeway before taking action?
I have read this, but given the notice would’ve been served 6 months previous, I am now unclear
How long does the notice last?
In most cases, the section 21 notice must be acted upon (by seeking a possession order through the courts) within six months of its service. In a periodic tenancy and where the rental period is greater than two monthly (quarterly rent for example) the notice must be acted upon within four months of its expiry.