Section 21 eviction
Section 21 eviction process
The notice period is at least:
- 3 months - if you were given notice on or after 26 March 2020
- 2 months - if you were given notice before this date
The longer notice period is a new rule because of the coronavirus outbreak and will apply until at least September.
- your deposit is not protected
- you don't have a gas safety certificate
- you live an unlicensed HMO
- the council has given your landlord an improvement notice or emergency works notice because of poor conditions in the property
2. Court action
Your landlord may have applied for a possession order during the pause on evictions. The courts have a backlog of cases and will write to you about your case.
The court can only stop an eviction if there's a problem with the section 21 notice.
Your landlord can apply for bailiffs if you stay in your home past the date on a possession order. They might use either:
- county court bailiffs
- high court enforcement officers.
The bailiffs must give you at least 2 weeks' notice of the eviction date.
You can't be evicted before 24 August.
Last updated 05 August 2020 | © Shelter
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