Eviction ban in England prolonged till mid-February

The move means that eviction notices – which were set to begin again on Monday 11 January – will not be issued during the latest coronavirus lockdown. The subject will be reviewed and the ban could be extended again in future. 

The Government says there will be exceptions in the “most egregious” cases – for example where there are severe anti-social behaviour issues.

Landlords continue to be required to give six-month notice periods to tenants before evicting them until at least 31 March except in the most serious circumstances.

The rules will apply in England, but Scotland introduced similar rules banning eviction orders earlier this week until 31 March. The Welsh Government will also ban evictions until 31 March. In Northern Ireland, landlords need to give 12 weeks notice before eviction. 

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