Further Extension To Evictions Ban in England
The government announces a further extension to the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions for private renters in England. The existing ban was due to end on February 21st but this has now been put back six weeks until March 31.
For reference, there are a number of exemptions to the Protection from Eviction regulations which include:
- Illegal occupation
- False statement
- Anti-social behaviour
- Where a property is unoccupied following the death of a tenant
- Extreme rent arrears (equivalent to nine months’ rent with any arrears accrued since the 23rd March discounted).
With the national lockdown still in place and with the extension to the ban on bailiff enforcement, the Government have updated their guidance for landlords, tenants, and local authorities.
You can find the latest guidance from the Government here.
As well as guidance on understanding the possession action process here.
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