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.
The government announced on Friday 21st August, that the coronavirus ban on evictions would be extended by four weeks .
The announcement came just two days before the ban was due to end, having already been extended.
When are landlords able to start the eviction process now that the ban on evictions is going to be lifted?
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.
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.
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