From 1 October 2021 eviction notice periods are shorter.
Eviction is still a legal process that can take several months.
You will always get notice and sometimes you can stop an eviction.
Notice to leave from a private landlord
Most private renters have assured shorthold tenancies.
Your landlord must give you a section 21 notice or a section 8 notice as a first step to eviction if you have this type of tenancy.
There are different rules if you live with your landlord:
The notice rules have changed several times during coronavirus.
check you've had the right amount of notice
find out if your landlord can still use the notice
get information on what happens next
You can use the checker for any notice given since 26 March 2020.
Facing harassment or illegal eviction?
Most private renters can't be evicted legally without a court order.
Find out what to do if a landlord harasses you or pressures you to leave your home.
Worried about rent arrears and eviction?
Stay in touch with your landlord or agent.
Let them know you're taking steps to get advice and deal with your situation.
Council or housing association tenants
Your landlord should only evict you as a last resort.
Get advice now as there are steps you can take to try and keep your home.
Only court bailiffs can carry out an eviction
Bailiffs must give 2 weeks' notice of an eviction date.
Last updated: 29 September 2021