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Ending a Tenancy (England) | England | Landlord Wants Tenant to Leave (England)

What’s the timeframe on acting on a S21 (during covid)

11 Jan 2021 | 2 comments

Hi,

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.

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  1. sjcollett

    Ok thanks. It’s such a minefield given the ban on evictions, understanding it’s a lockdown, trying to work with tenant and remain amicable, while at the same time wringing my hands as this was a property we had intended to sell last year!

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