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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