Extension to the Eviction Ban – England & Wales
As I’m sure you have all seen the government has announced a two months extension to the eviction ban.
There is now a suspension on new evictions until 23rdAugust.
The two-month extension will come into force on 25 June, ensuring there’s no gap between the existing ban and the extension, and also applies to homeowners, commercial and leasehold.
Robert Jenrick MP said:
‘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.
We are also working with the judiciary on proposals to ensure that when evictions proceedings do recommence, arrangements, including rules, are in place to assist the court in giving appropriate protections for those who have been particularly affected by coronavirus – including those tenants who have been shielding.’
Please see the government announcement below.
We will update you further with any details as they unfold, including the long talked about pre-action protocols.
I hope that helps but should you have any questions then please let me know.