Government extend eviction 'ban' and introduce 6-month notices

By Katie Todd

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Eviction ‘Ban’ Extended to September 2020

August 21, 2020 Katie Todd 1 Comment

The government have made a last-minute decision to extend the eviction ‘ban’ for another four weeks and introduce six-month notice periods until 31st March 2021.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has stated:

“I know this year has been challenging and all of us are still living with the effects of COVID-19. That is why today I am announcing a further 4-week ban on evictions, meaning no renters will have been evicted for six months.”

“I am also increasing protections for renters – six month notice periods must be given to tenants, supporting renters over winter.

“However, it is right that the most egregious cases, for example those involving anti-social behaviour or domestic abuse perpetrators, begin to be heard in court again; and so when courts reopen, landlords will once again be able to progress these priority cases.”

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About Katie Todd

Katie is LettingaProperty.com's Digital Content Editor. Joining the company in September 2019, Katie edits and manages the Landlord Blog, oversees our social media channels and works with the team on in-house projects and marketing strategies. To put it plainly, if we need help with words - Katie's our go-to.

One Comment

    August 21, 2020 REPLY

    house owners evicted Repossesed over few pounds
    its sounds more like the Middle ages , we r meant to be living in 2020 s .

    I m reading latest Art in June Repos up by 660 houses .BTL

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