The government has extended the notice period for tenants facing eviction from three months to six.

The new legislation will apply to notices being served to both private and social tenancies from 29 August and until March 2021.

This new notice period will apply to all notices, including section 21s (though landlords will be able to move certain cases, such as anti-social beavhiour or domestic abuse, through as a priority).

Law Society president Simon Davis said: “This notice period extension will provide relief for those tenants facing eviction, and will give vulnerable tenants the time they need to seek help and find a new place to live.”