Does anyone know if HMGov plans to return Section 8 to the pre-pandemic terms?

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    Does anyone know if HMGov plans to return Section 8 to the pre-pandemic terms?

    I.e. 2 weeks' notice for 2 months of arrears? I can't find anything online and am pondering whether to serve one under the current terms. I might hold off if I knew a change was coming.

    I heard on a webinar today that it will be back to "normal" in Oct 2021, but this may change depending on what's happening with the various variants.


      "Notice periods for cases where there is less than 4 months’ of unpaid rent, will reduce again to 2 months’ notice from 1 August."

      "Subject to the public health advice and progress with the Roadmap, notice periods will return to pre-pandemic levels from 1 October."

      There's nothing stopping you from serving notice now, and a new shorter one if and when the law changes.
      I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

      I do not answer questions through private messages which should be posted publicly on the forum.


        Boris doesn't know.....
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


          Thanks all. Much appreciated


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