Further to changes imposed by government under the Coronavirus Act 2020, means it is now a requirement for most residential landlords in England to give a six month notice period to terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, Assured Tenancy, or a Rent Act Tenancy.
The revised Protection from Eviction Regulations, which protects tenants, took effect from the 29th August 2020.
Within the Act, the notice period for cases of antisocial behaviour, domestic abuse, riot or fraud remains the statutory notice period for two months.
Where the tenant has more than six months rental arrears a notice period of four weeks is required. For those with rental arrears of less than six months, the notice period will be six months.
The notice period due to the death of the tenant, or breach of immigration rules, remains a three month notice period.
These changes, which are due to be in place until the 31st March 2021, are an amendment, which was due to expire on the 30th September 2020.