From 1st August 2021, the notice period for Section 8 notices seeking possession on grounds of rent arrears for arrears of less than 4 months rent was reduced from 4 months notice to 2 months notice.

Where arrears are of 4 months or more, the notice period remains the same at 4 weeks.

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Tip!: Its worth noting that there has been, and continues to be, many changes to the notice periods and with each change the relevant prescribed forms are amended accordingly.  To avoid using the wrong form in error its advisable to always download a fresh copy rather than rely on previously downloaded copies.

All forms can be found at