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Confusion remains ahead of new Section 21 rules being introduced next month.

Landlords and letting agents are being reminded about incoming changes to Section 21 notices next month for tenancies set up before October 2015.

Currently, a landlord must provide two months’ notice when issuing a Section 21 eviction notice to any tenant on an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) or periodic tenancy signed after October 1, 2015.

Under the 2015 rules – part of the Deregulation Act 2015 – a landlord cannot serve a Section 21 notice within the first four months of the original AST, if this occurred on or after October 1, 2015.


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