Section 21 eviction
Coronavirus update: evictions are on hold
All court action for eviction has been put on hold until at least 23 August.
Your landlord can't get a court order to evict you until after that date.
What is a section 21?
A section 21 notice is the form your landlord must give you to start the process to end your assured shorthold tenancy.
You can only be sent a section 21 notice to end an assured shorthold tenancy.
Use our tenancy rights checker if you're not sure what kind of tenancy you have
Moving out before the end of the notice
You will still be liable to pay rent until the section 21 notice expires if you move out before its end date.
If you want to end your tenancy before the section 21 expires, you'll still need to follow the correct legal process to do this. How you can end your tenancy depends on whether it is fixed term or periodic.
Last updated 08 June 2020 | © Shelter
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