The changes to the eviction rules just keep coming but it looks as if the notice periods and the possession forms are settled for the time being.
I have therefore done amends to the Landlord Law possession notices page and to our document generator Section 8 notice so you can use this once again.
Members will find the possession notices page here.
It looks as if most notice periods are for six months now – both in England and Wales, although in England the notice period for a section 8 notice where the rent arrears are over six months at the time of service of the notice, is four weeks.
However, if this applies to you, you should take care to have a detailed schedule of arrears as at the date of service, so you can prove this if you are later challenged at court.
Landlord Law members can make their life easier by using one of our self calculating forms for this which you will find here.
As it looks as if the government still has more eviction rules changes to throw at us, I am not planning on updating the eviction guide until I am sure that they have stopped!
If you are keen to start work on your eviction ASAP, my best advice to you is to use decent solicitors who understand this work.
To help members we have a list of recommended solicitors firms here with instruction forms.
Bear in mind that due to the enormous pressure on the courts there are going to be massive delays. If your paperwork is not perfect your claim may be put to the back of the queue, and could experience delays of up to a year or more.
You may also want to consider mediation which could resolve things a lot quicker. Members will find an article here.