The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020, which introduced the changes to the notice to quit periods, is to be extended to 30 September 2021.
With the current regulations due to expire on 31 March 2021 Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey, on 18 February 2021, said “I am committed to protecting people from eviction during this difficult time. My focus in all I do is to support those in most need. I introduced this legislation to do just that and to support the wider public health effort.”
What does this mean?
Whilst the Regulations are in force a 12-week notice to quit period applies to all tenancies, irrespective of the duration of the tenancy. This means:
- For tenancies less than five years the notice to quit period has been increased by eight weeks to 12 weeks.
- For tenancies that are between five and ten years, the notice to quit period has been increased by four weeks to 12 weeks.
- For tenancies of more than ten years, the notice to quit period remains the same.
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