Relaxed Eviction Rules for England from 1st August 2021


Coronavirus restrictions put in place by the government made it much more difficult for landlords to evict tenants.

But from 1st August 2021, in England, the notice period for evicting tenants in cases where there are fewer than 4 months of unpaid rent will reduce to 2 months’ notice. 

Notice periods for the most serious cases are lower with most requiring 2 or 4 weeks’ notice. 

The notice period for ‘serious arrears’ is 4 weeks’ notice and the threshold for what constitutes ‘serious arrears’ is ‘arrears equivalent to 4 or more months’ rent.

There are lots of things to bear in mind, but the main takeaway is that the rules have relaxed significantly.

We’d recommend checking out the government’s guidance directly here if you’d like more detail.


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