Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Housing Minister announced on the 5th June a two month extension to evictions .

On Friday evening, 5th June, the Government have extended the eviction ban for a further two months.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP tweeted "We are suspending evictions from social and private rented accommodation by a further two months. Eviction hearings will not be heard in courts until the end of August and no one will be evicted from their home this summer due to Coronavirus."
The previous measures prevented new eviction proceedings for a three-month period, and was due to end on 24 June. According to ARLA and Training For Professionals, this has now been extended to 23 August.

Unless possession claims were made, some section 21 notices served before lockdown will be close to the 6 month expiry under section 36 of the Deregulation Act by the end of August.
Without any further changes to the legislation the stay on proceedings could be further extended until the end of October and a working group is currently considering what arrangements will need to be in place once hearings recommence.

further details will be provided as soon as they become available.



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