Eviction notice periods
From 1 October 2021 most eviction notice periods returned to 2 months.
Eviction is still a legal process that can take a few months.
You will always get notice and sometimes you can stop an eviction.
Use our coronavirus notice checker to check you have the right notice.
You can use the checker for any notice given since 26 March 2020.
Notice to leave from a private landlord
Most private renters have assured shorthold tenancies.
Your landlord must give you a section 21 notice or a section 8 notice as a first step to eviction if you have this type of tenancy.
Facing harassment or illegal eviction?
Most private renters can't be evicted legally without a court order.
Worried about rent arrears and eviction?
Let your landlord know you're taking steps to get advice and deal with your situation.
Council or housing association tenants
Your landlord should only evict you as a last resort.
Get advice now as there are steps you can take to try and keep your home.
Only court bailiffs can carry out an eviction
Bailiffs must give 2 weeks' notice of an eviction date.
Last updated: 1 December 2021