New Section 8 Notice (England) From 4 May 2021
The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (Moratorium Debt) (Consequential Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021 have been published, which create a new prescribed section 8 notice for England.
The changes incorporate information about the breathing space regulations, which commence on 4 May 2021.
The new section 8 notice is intended to be a permanent replacement because it contains pre-COVID notice periods.
The debt breathing space regulations allow a person to consult a debt advisor, and the debt advisor can start a breathing space. The starting of a breathing space means no action can be taken during the period of the breathing space, including serving a section 8 notice on rent arrears grounds or issuing proceedings (even if a section 8 has already been done).
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A tenancy of someone's home, starting on or after 28 February 1997, will in most cases be an assured shorthold tenancy. Take advice early if there are any doubts about what type of tenancy is being terminated. The procedures for ending a tenancy are different, depending on the type of tenancy.