Ban on evictions extended by two months

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Renters in England and Wales will receive greater protection from evictions for a further two months.

The government extended the suspension of new evictions until August 23, which takes the moratorium on evictions to a total of five months to ensure that renters continue to have ‘certainty and security’.

Ministers are also working with the judiciary, legal representatives and the advice sector on arrangements, including new rules, which will mean that courts are better able to address the need for appropriate protection of all parties, including those shielding from Coronavirus. 

“We have provided an unprecedented package of support for renters during this pandemic,” said Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP.

“Today, I am announcing that the government’s ban on evictions will be extended for another two months.

“Eviction hearings will not be heard in courts until the end of August and no-one will be evicted from their home this summer due to coronavirus.”