If you are a fixed term occupier your landlord can apply to the court for a possession order after the end of the fixed term. There is no need for the landlord to give you notice. If your landlord wants to evict you before the end of the fixed term your rights will depend on the exact terms of your contract.
If you are a periodic occupier your landlord must give you a written notice before you can be evicted. They don’t have to give a reason. The notice must:
- end on the day, or the day immediately before, your rent is due
- be for a certain length of time depending on how often you pay your rent and
- comply with any other terms in your tenancy agreement about giving notice.
If you pay rent weekly the notice must be at least four weeks. If you pay rent monthly the notice must be at least one month. Otherwise the notice must be the length of time agreed in your tenancy agreement (if you have one) or the length of time between rent payments, whichever is longer.