New Notice Periods

Changes to the legislation have extended notice periods which a landlord must provide to a tenant when serving them with a notice of termination.

Changes to the legislation effective from 4th June 2019 have extended notice periods which a landlord must provide to a tenant when serving them with a notice of termination.
It is extremely important that you familiarise yourself with these below as failing to serve the correct number of days can invalidate the notice of termination in full.

The amount of notice required to end a tenancy depends on how long the tenant has lived in your property. The lease agreement may give a longer period of notice to the tenant, and a landlord and tenant may also agree on a shorter period of notice, however, this can only be agreed when a notice has been given.

If a notice of termination has been served before the 4th June 2019, and it is valid, then the previous notice period before the change to legislation applies.

The law sets out the new minimum notice periods now required (outlined in the table below):

Duration of Tenancy  Notice Period 
Less than 6 months  28 days 
Not less than 6 months but less than 1year 90 days 
Not less than 1year but less than 3 years  120 days 
Not less than 3 years but less than 7 years  180 days 
Not less than 7 years but less than 8 years  196 days 
Not less than 8 years 224 days