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”).
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...