Eviction Ban Extension

Following on from the weekend, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced a further extension to the ban on bailiff evictions. The initial ban on evictions was first introduced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and previous extensions pushed the end date into February 2021. The new extension will now be in place until 31st March 2021.

Exemptions remain in place for the most serious circumstances that cause the greatest strain on Landlords to include:

  • Extreme rent arrears
  • Illegal occupation
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • False statement
  • Where a property is unoccupied following the death of a tenant

Landlords are still required to give no less than six calendar months’ notice period to tenants before starting possession proceedings, except in the most serious circumstances.

The Court rules and procedures introduced in September 2020 will remain in place and regularly reviewed, with courts continuing to prioritise most cases, such as those involving anti-social behaviour, illegal occupation, and perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Serving notice to end a tenancy makes up part of the everyday work that our Property Management Department deals with. There are several factors that we must account for before serving any notice, and both Landlord and Tenant are duly notified every step of the way.

If you have any questions regarding the above within your tenancy, please get in touch with the Property Management Department on 01952 208740.

Ann Skelley

Property Management Team Leader

Telford - Bridgnorth - Kidderminster - Cleobury Mortimer - Ludlow - Newport - Ironbridge

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