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Exceptions to the Christmas Evictions Ban

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Anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, trespass, serious rent arrears and false statement. Will Bartley explains the circumstances in which the Christmas eviction ban does not apply.

Can tenants be evicted over Christmas?

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What is the Christmas evictions truce? Can tenants be evicted in a local lockdown? What are the dates of the Christmas evictions ban? What are the exceptions to the truce? Specialist Landlord and tenant solicitor Will Bartley provides the answers.

Changes to eviction law and notice periods

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Announcement of the extension of ban on evictions being progressed by the Courts to 20th September 2020; as well as the extension of notice period for both Section 21 and Section 8 to 6 months from 3 months effective from now.

When can the eviction process start after coronavirus?

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When are landlords able to start the eviction process now that the ban on evictions is going to be lifted?

When will the coronavirus ban on evictions end?

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It would appear the government will not be extending the ban on evictions currently in place due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Lord Greenhalgh, of the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, confirmed that “the courts will begin to process possession cases again” from 24th August. He was speaking in response to parliamentary questions on Wednesday 1st June.

Extension to ban on evictions due to coronavirus

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Evictions from social or private rented accommodation are now suspended until at least 23rd August.

The government also announced that new court rules will ensure vulnerable renters will be protected when the suspension of evictions ends.

Ban on evictions due to Coronavirus

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Can I be evicted during the coronavirus lockdown? Is there a ban on evictions during COVID 19 outbreak?

Will Bartley looks at the effects of the coronavirus lockdown on landlords and tenants, and explores the ban on evictions and rental arrears.

What is the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

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Is your rented accommodation fit for purpose? What is the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018? Will Bartley outlines the new legislation on standards of rented accommodation.

What is the Renters' Reform Bill?

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The proposals for the UK Renters’ Reform Bill were announced during the Queen’s Speech in December 2019.Proposals included scrapping section 21 and a lifetime deposit scheme for tenants. Will Bartley explains all about it.

Evicting a tenant

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We understand that for the vast majority of residential lettings there are no problems when it comes to ending the tenancy agreement. It is common across the UK for landlords and tenants to agree to a termination date and for the tenant to move out without...

Tenancy deposit rules - do you have a claim?

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For many years, legislation and rules have been in place to protect tenant’s deposits. Despite this, many tenants are still unaware of the obligations imposed upon their landlords to protect their deposit. Student tenancies...

Proposals for three year tenancy agreements

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Tenants could be given minimum three-year letting agreements to increase security for those who rent a home. Three year tenancy terms The Government is proposing to allow people who rent in the private sector to opt for...