Protections for renters will continue over national restrictions
Friday 6th of November 2020
The government have confirmed renters will be protected during the national restrictions, with no bailiff enforcement action.
In a press release shared with Tpas, the government have confirmed renters will be protected during the national restrictions, with no bailiff enforcement action.
Measures, including the pause on evictions starting in December, mean evictions will not be enforced until the 11 January 2021 at the earliest, supporting individuals and families who have found themselves in financial difficulty through no fault of their own.
The only exceptions to this will be the most egregious cases, including where tenants have demonstrated anti-social behaviour or are the perpetrator of domestic abuse in social housing, and the landlord rightly would like to re-let their property to another tenant.
This builds on protections announced earlier this year, including 6 month notice periods meaning renters now served notice can stay in their homes until May 2021, with time to find alternative support or accommodation.
The governments COVID renting guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available here.