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I am a solicitor.
You may still proceed to serve a S. 8 notice on the grounds of rent arrears of more than two months.
The length of your notice must be at least 4 months (if in England) and a minimum of 6 months if in Wales.
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The 4 months is the minimum notice period required by law at the moment.
Yes, it will add to your rent arrears I am afraid, but there is nothing you can do unless the tenant voluntarily vacates/pays you the arrears.
I trust that my response was helpful.
All the best
PLease see here: https://www.gov.uk/evicting-tenants/section-21-and-section-8-notices
Yes, I have just seen that is indeed the case. It is 4 weeks notice in that case.
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