Section 21 notices and notice periods – NL does video

In a moment of madness, I decided to try doing videos on individual problems in housing law. For the first, and quite possibly last, this is my view on a concern that appears to be doing the rounds that the courts will require 6 months notice on section 21 notices, even when they were validly served with three months notice before 29 August 2020.


Relevant links:

S.21 Housing Act 1988

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020



Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


  1. Schocca

    Too many brackets for me!! :-)

  2. Anon

    Really helpful – thanks

  3. Jackie

    Really helpful thanks. A pleasant change from reading!

  4. MJR

    Excellent – very helpful, looking forward to the next one. Keep the brackets, they add a certain something.

  5. Sian

    Very helpful – thank you. No doubt we have a few months of fun on our hands…!

  6. NR

    A wonderful turn of events. Can only echo the consensus above. Once used, the brackets must stay…!

  7. Mel Fox

    I’m never going to be able to red the name of a Act the same way again!


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