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A Section 21 Notice must give at least 2 months notice normally however during the current pandemic emergency legislation requires you to give 3 months notice.
You should therefore give at least 3 months notice from the date you serve the notice (it is good practice to add a day or two to cover postage).
It's best practice to serve the notice to tie in with the rent due date (it makes rent calculation easier) but this is not a requirement. Either way you must give a minimum of 3 whole months notice.
Even after the 3 months, if the tenant doesn't go voluntarily then you will then need to apply for a court order to evict the tenants so bear that in mind when making plans for your family member to move in.
There are lots of formalities required to serve the s.21 notice. Get it wrong and it could be invalid.
You can find some advice here: https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/eviction/section_21_eviction/how_to_check_a_section_21_notice_is_valid
If you want to make sure you get it right it's often worth getting a solicitor/ letting agent to send the notice for you. You can find a solicitor that specialises in housing here: https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk.
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No today is the 3rd do you should serve the notice to expire no earlier than 4th September.
If you are posting it then it's a good idea to give until 6th September to account for the postage time.
You can charge her for the extra days rent beyond the 1st, you'd just have to work out the daily rate. You can work all this out later on though.
There is also a notes document on that link, use that in conjunction with the form.
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