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S.8 and s.21 Notice periods revert to “Normal” from 1 October 2021 with new forms

On 1 October 2021, the periods of notice required for both s.8 and s.21 notices will return to those that applied before any of the Covid-19 legislation. New forms for both types of notice must be used from that date.


So from 1 October 2021, the following notice periods will apply:


For s.21 notices: 2 months’ notice.


For s.8 notices relying on grounds 8, 10 and 11: 14 days.


The changes are effected by legislation with the pithy title: The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/994) (“the new Regs”).


see: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/994/contents/made


Regulation 3 suspends the relevant provisions of Schedule 29 to the Coronavirus Act 2020, whilst Regulation 5 substitutes the existing s.8 and s.21 notices with those in Schedule 2 to the new Regs.


The new forms are not yet available in Word but will presumably become so on or shortly after 1 October 2021.


Some relief for landlords - unfortunately, the Courts are still painfully slow...

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