This consultation ended 5 September 2019.

Consultation period:
11 July 2019 to 5 September 2019
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We want your views on increasing the notice a landlord must give when seeking to end a contract.

Consultation description

We are consulting on:

  • extending the minimum notice period from 2 months to 6 months 
  • increasing the period at the beginning of a contract during which a landlord cannot give notice from 4 months to 6 months
  • placing a 6 month restriction on issuing a notice following the expiry of a previous notice
  • removing a landlord’s ability to end a fixed term standard contract (under section 186)
  • the use of break clauses in fixed term contracts.


Consultation documents

Consultation document
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