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Updates to Eviction & Notice for Tenancies


Updates to Eviction & Notice for Tenancies

On Friday, the government announced changes to the Landlord and Tenants Act with updates to Eviction & Notice for Tenancies. These amendments have been passed to offer tenants further protection in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The adjustments are related to evictions and the notice periods required. If we manage your property, we will of course take care to avoid needing to enact the legal eviction process. If you self-manage your property rentals, you should of course take note of these new rules.

The adjustments are as follows:

  • Tenants must be served 6 months’ notice of the desire to end a tenancy agreement. This is rather than the current 3 months’ notice and normal 2 months. This change will be in place until the 31st of March 2021.
  • The eviction ban has been extended to the 20th of September 2020. This will mean there is a back log of 40,000 evictions dating back to March 2020 when the initial ban on evictions was announced. If you need to remove a tenant from your property, we shall discuss this matter with you. However, the process of obtaining a court order, would most likely take up to 6 months at present.

For questions or queries with regards the recent updates to Eviction and Notice for Tenancies, contact Jennifer at the Jameson & Partners offices. The government will be keeping these measures under review, and we will inform you of any changes, as and when they happen.

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