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Covid Eviction and Bedroom Tax 1Jat Singh asked 10 months ago

Hi All (hope you are safe and well)

Just a couple of general questions:

  • I need to get a few things sorted before I can issue a Section 21. This most likely will be end being mid January. I realise this is a bit of a "how long is a piece of rope type" question, with the restrictions currently of having to give 6 month notice until end of March. Do you think people will wait until March and see if it goes back to 2 months in the next couple of months or is it best to just issue it regardless? as the 6 month can obviously be extended.
  • The other question is about "bedroom tax" or whatever the official title is, whereby housing benefit tenants can be penalised (14% or 25%) if they have additional bedrooms where they live. Does anyone know if a property is 2/3 bedrooms, whereby to access the 3rd bedroom you have to walk through the 2nd bedroom, is this a 2 or 3 bedroom house?

Thanks

1 Answers
Covid Eviction and Bedroom Tax 2Marc Attwater Staff answered 10 months ago

We have no idea if they will extend the notice period and the eviction process any further. You can serve a section 21 notice now, the restriction for eviction notice it would appear only applies to the bailiff eviction notice.

https://thebla.co.uk/restriction-on-eviction-notices-may-not-include-section-8-21/

Covid Eviction and Bedroom Tax 3Marc Attwater
Staff replied 10 months ago

The legal situation regarding eviction is crystal clear. Contact our member’s helpline and speak to one of the lawyers. Advice is free.

Covid Eviction and Bedroom Tax 4Jat Singh
replied 10 months ago

Thanks Marc.

Just to clarify, do the same forms (section 21, 6A) still apply, even though they will have 2 months written on them?

As I have a slightly difficult eviction, I have contacted eviction specialists and have got mixed responses to the 6 month only applying to the bailiff eviction notice. I appreciate there is a lack of info on this, has anyone seen anything official anywhere (i.e. from the .gov.uk website), as I cannot.

Thanks

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