The government has confirmed that the eviction ban ended on the 31st of May, however, bailiffs have been asked not to carry out an eviction if anyone living in the property has Covid-19 symptoms or is self-isolating. From 1 June 2021, notice periods – which had previously been extended to six months’ notice – will be reduced to four months’ notice. The announcement also stated that, “subject to the public health advice and progress with the Roadmap”, notice periods will return to pre-pandemic levels from 1 October 2021. Courts will continue to prioritise the most serious cases, such as those involving fraud or anti-social behaviour, with many of the evictions waiting to be enforced when the ban lifts, predating the pandemic. Notice periods for the most serious cases will remain lower.
We’re still keeping in touch with your tenants to ensure that we’re up to date on their current situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch.
We offer Rent Protection Insurance, which pays out for up to 15 months worth of rent, and it will continue to pay out for 75% rental payments for up to two months after vacant possession. The policy is designed to protect you against the risk of a tenant not paying their rent, breaching their agreement or damaging the property. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.