Your landlord can evict you if you fall behind with your rent - you could lose your home.
You can get advice if you’re in rent arrears or having difficulty paying your rent from:
Notice periods if you owe rent
If you’re in rent arrears, the notice period your landlord must give if they plan to evict you depends on:
- when they give the notice to leave
- how much rent you owe
If you were given notice:
- between 29 August 2020 and 31 May 2021 - you must have been given at least 6 months’ notice, unless you owed at least 6 months’ rent
- between 1 June and 31 July 2021 - you must have been given at least 4 months’ notice, unless you owed at least 4 months’ rent
- from 1 August 2021 - you must get at least 2 months’ notice, unless you owe at least 4 months’ rent
If you are unable to pay your rent due to COVID-19, speak to your landlord as soon as possible.
There are different notice periods if your landlord gives you a ‘section 8’ notice.