Notice to Leave dates

Under the new Private Residential Tenancy regime the landlord must serve a Notice to Leave to commence eviction proceedings. The notice period required is either 28 days or 84 days depending on the eviction ground being used and how long the tenant has been living in the property. For most methods of delivery a further 48 hours has to be added on for delivery time.

The importance of giving the correct amount of notice has been highlighted in a recent decision by the First-tier Tribunal Housing & Property Chamber in which an eviction application was rejected because the landlord gave the tenant too much notice. Details of the case can be read here. This is the first decision we have seen on this matter and is a very strict interpretation of the new legislation.

We recommend using this online date calculator to accurately work out notice to leave dates.

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