Phew! Letting agents welcome return to pre-Covid eviction rules on 1st October


Homematch have very little issue with our tennats or property, in fact not one issue in the last 10 years!  Good communication, good referencing and worign with landlords and tenants has meant little affect on us, however we welcome this for all our associates and or landlords that might have struggled.

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Letting agents have welcomed the government’s decision not to extend the restrictions on evictions introduced 18 months ago at the beginning of the first national lockdown in England.

Ministers have confirmed that notice periods for both Section 21 and Section 8 notices will revert to two months from the current six months for most types of eviction from October 1st onwards.

Agent and landlords trade bodies, as well as many experts, have argued that keeping the extended notice periods for evictions would have put thousands of landlords under extreme financial pressure, particularly those seeking to evict tenants for extreme rent arrears or who wished to sell or move back into properties.

“While these measures were appropriate at the height of the pandemic, these restrictions could only ever be temporary,”  a ministry of housing statement says.

“Returning notice periods to their pre-COVID lengths from 1 October will allow landlords to repossess their property where necessary. However, we intend to retain the power to implement these measures again in the case that the public health situation worsens and these measures are required again.”