Eviction ban extended again

The government has extended the ban on evicting tenants from their homes for a further two months.

A ban on landlords evicting their tenants has been extended until 31 May. Under the ban, bailiff-enforced evictions will not be allowed except in the most serious circumstances, such as cases of fraud or domestic abuse.

Landlords will also be requirement to provide 6-month notice periods to tenants before they evict will also be extended until at least 31 May. The government said the extension would ensure tenants in both the private and social rental sectors could stay in their homes and have enough time to find alternative accommodation as the UK comes out of lockdown.

At the same time, the government has extended a ban on commercial evictions to 30 June, which it said will support businesses as they reopen according to the government’s ‘road map’ out of lockdown.

Housing Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said ” We have taken unprecedented action to support both commercial and residential tenants throughout the pandemic – with a £280 billion economic package to keep businesses running and people in jobs and able to meet their outgoings, such as rent.”

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