Lettings : Evictions ban extended until 31st May 2021 at the earliest

Posted: March 15, 2021



Lettings : Evictions

The evictions ban in England has been extended, meaning that evictions will not be enforced by bailiffs until 31st May 2021 at the earliest, with the measures to be “kept under review in line with the latest public health advice”. Exceptions remain in place for the most “egregious cases”, including illegal occupation, anti-social behaviour and arrears of six months or more.

This is a continuation of the government’s measures to protect tenants during lockdown, alongside the previously announced six-month notice periods, currently in place until at least 31st May 2021. The Government also launched its free mediation pilot in February, “to support landlords and tenants to resolve disputes before a formal court hearing takes place”.