Section: Security of Tenure

Ban on evictions extended by two months to further protect renters

Posted 08.06.20
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Millions of renters across England and Wales will receive greater protection after the government extended the suspension of new evictions until 23 August.

The extension announced by the Housing Secretary takes the moratorium on evictions to a total of five months to ensure that renters continue to have certainty and security.

Ministers are also working with the judiciary, legal representatives and the advice sector on arrangements - including new rules, which will mean that courts are better able to address the need for appropriate protection of all parties, including those shielding from coronavirus.

This is to ensure that judges have all the information necessary to make just decisions and that the most vulnerable tenants can get the help they need.

While the government is taking action to protect tenants and landlords during these times, the ultimate ambition is to transition out of these measures at the end of August to allow the market to operate while ensuring people have appropriate access to justice.

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