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Could you advise on a landlord question? Thank you, England,

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Hi. Could you advise on a landlord question? Thank you
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: England
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: We gave 3 month notice on March 5. Notice period extended until Aug 3 due to covid. Aware government legislation changed yesterday meaning tenants can’t be evicted until end of Aug. Died this apply even though we have notice prior to covid? I am moving back to the UK from abroad and need the address to live in with family from Aug 3... shipment of our belongings arranged. The tenant has her own house in another part of Uk... no tenant in it.
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Customer: No thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Am I going to be charged for this? If so, please refund my £5 and stop
Expert:  james bruce replied 1 year ago.

Hello, you fall under a window where you have correctly served your 3 month notice, but mow the law has changed again.

The Act will mean that, until 30th September 2020, most landlords will not be able to start possession proceedings unless they have given their tenants three-months’ notice. Landlords can choose to give more than this three months’ notice.
Although you have followed correct procedures, and you could after Augustb3rd commence recovery of property, you would have to seek an eviction order from the court. They will not deal with that until after the date now st by government.

you are in a state of limbo. You cannot force them out either, that is illegal.

Expert:  james bruce replied 1 year ago.

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