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?
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.