Homes - Moving and Renting


 Moving to  a new house - this guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes in which they wish to live: 


Government non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors can be found at: 


Ban on evictions

The Government has announced that four-month notice periods for renters will remain in place until at least October.
As part of a phased approach, notice periods, previously extended to six months as an emergency measure during the pandemic, will be set at four months from 1 June.

Subject to the public health advice and progress with the roadmap, notice periods will return to pre-COVID-19 outbreak levels from 1 October. The current ban on bailiff-enforced evictions, introduced as an emergency measure during lockdown, will end on 31 May.

Tenant Fees Act 2019

The Government has updated the guidance for tenants, landlords, letting agents and local authority enforcement officers explaining how the Tenant Fees Act 2019 affects them. On 1 June 2020, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 became retrospective.  


Commercial tenancies

Government has published a code of practice for commercial properties.




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