Coronavirus update

Most evictions by bailiffs are on hold until after 31 May.

Your landlord can still give you notice and the courts are dealing with eviction cases.

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.

Section 21 eviction guide

Eviction after a section 8 notice

Eviction of assured shorthold tenants

There are different rules if you live with your landlord:

Eviction of lodgers

Facing harassment or illegal eviction?

Most private renters can't be evicted legally without a court order.

Find out what to do if a landlord harasses you or pressures you to leave your home.

How to deal with harassment from landlords or agents

How to deal with illegal eviction

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.

Eviction of council and housing association tenants

Council and housing association tenants: eviction for rent arrears

Council and housing association tenants: eviction for antisocial behaviour

Only court bailiffs can carry out an eviction

Bailiffs must give 2 weeks' notice of an eviction date.

How to stop eviction by bailiffs

Last updated: 29 March 2021

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