At the moment I am sure you are all aware that an eviction moratorium was introduced on 27th March 2020 due to Covid 19 and is set to be lifted on 24th August 2020.
For those of you that served a 2 month section 21 notice before the 27th March 2020 we strongly advise that should you still wish to continue with possession proceedings that you make your application to the court before the notice becomes invalid as you may not be given an extension which may lead to a new notice being required and further delays experienced.
That new notice, under the new Covid 19 legislation, would require you to provide 3 month notice not the usual 2 months.
Please also be advised that before future possession orders are granted the court may require a pre-court protocol to evidence what steps you have taken to avoid eviction. You may also like to seek legal advice to assure you have followed the correct procedures as any mistakes could be costly.
In certain situations therecan be alternatives available though, should you no longer wish to proceed to court or if your notice has expired, Call B4 You Serve (CB4YS) is a free of charge service that is funded by your Local Authority (in Derbyshire and South Nottinghamshire) to offer advice and support to all Landlords and Letting agents in the private sector.
If you would like to explore these alternatives to get your tenancy back on track and avoid the court process or if you need any general advice regarding the current situation, then please call either Helen or Sally at Call B4 You Serve on 01332 641408.