It comes after they announced another extension to the ban in February, which was due to last until 31st March.
Under the current ban eviction court hearings and orders can still take place but landlords will be required to give six-months’ notice except in the following circumstances:
- Anti-social behaviour (four weeks’ notice)
- False statements provided by the tenant (two to four weeks’ notice)
- Over 6 months’ accumulated rent arrears (four weeks’ notice)
- Breach of immigration rules under the ‘Right to Rent’ policy (three months’ notice)
What happens after that ?
The government says it will “consider the best approach to move away from emergency protections”, which means it’s all very vague at the moment – so watch this space !
As before, make sure that you:
- Don’t ignore any paperwork sent to you by your landlord or the court
- Get some help and advice as soon as possible and make sure you check if the eviction your landlord is attempting is actually legal and they have complied fully with the law