The government announced yesterday that it was once again extending the bailiff-enforced eviction ban on residential tenants until 31 May.
Six-month notice periods remain, and the bailiff-enforced eviction ban has been extended to 31 May to protect residential tenants in all but the most serious circumstances – such as incidents of fraud or domestic abuse. This is intended to allow residents in both the private and social sector to stay in their homes with enough time to find alternative accommodation or support.
Housing Secretary 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.”