Eviction ban extended to 31st May

Eviction ban extended to 31st May

18:38 PM, 10th March 2021, About 7 months ago 15

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Residential tenants will be supported as the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions in all but the most serious circumstances, such as incidents of fraud or domestic abuse, and the requirement for landlords to provide 6-month notice periods to tenants before they evict will also be extended until at least 31 May.

Business owners are being given extra support after the government extended the ban on commercial evictions for a further 3 months. The decision will help those worst affected by the pandemic, such as bars and restaurants, get back to business in May when doors fully reopen for hospitality no earlier than 17 May.

Housing Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said: “It is right that as we move through the roadmap, we ensure that businesses and renters continue to be supported.

“We have taken unprecedented action to support both commercial and residential tenants throughout the pandemic – with a £280 billion economic package to keep businesses running and people in jobs and able to meet their outgoings, such as rent.

“These measures build on the government’s action to provide financial support as restrictions are lifted over the coming months – extending the furlough scheme, business rates holiday and the Universal Credit uplift.”

Business Secretary, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP said: “We’re doing everything we can to ensure businesses get the support they need to get through this pandemic and reopen when it is safe to do so.

“I know business owners will welcome this latest package of support and the breathing space it will give them to prepare for a safe reopening, and, ultimately, to build back better.”


by Rennie

11:56 AM, 12th March 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Hardworking Landlord at 11/03/2021 - 08:12
You are correct - Do not trust anyone who uses the phrase "build back better"

by Rennie

11:59 AM, 12th March 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 11/03/2021 - 10:01
Is there a legal challenge that we can support?

by Chris @ Possession Friend

14:32 PM, 12th March 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Rennie at 12/03/2021 - 11:59
Thanks Rennie, - there isn't at the moment. I was referring to back in November when I posted on here about joining together to mount a legal challenge against the government for one of their many Possession delays.
All it produced was a handful of supporters, and disappointingly, a handful of critics !
Anyway, that was the sum total of the interest it generated unfortunately.

by moneymanager

12:47 PM, 13th March 2021, About 7 months ago

My problem isn't non paying tenants, it's government policy induced and enforced voids, the near closure of the physical presence of students and the prolonged work from home (together with emplyment fragility) as seen virtually no enquiries and this is not a price thing, there are some real bargains to be had. Received zero financial support other than debt deferral (tks for nothing), was even turned down for a local Additional Discretionary Grant Scheme and elicited that the Council had actively decided not to support residential landlords, Airbnb or holiday lets, the latter two of course have other tax treatments and may well qualify for SSEIS.

by Dinnage

11:54 AM, 15th March 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 11/03/2021 - 11:16
I have the same issue as hard working landlord, if I issue a section 8 for non payment of rent for 6 months, do we have to wait until 31st May to start eviction process, or do we start it but not physically evict?

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