On 10 March 2021 Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced a further extension to the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions for private renters in England, in all but the most serious circumstances - such as incidents of fraud or domestic abuse. The requirement for landlords to provide six-month notice periods to tenants before they evict will also be extended until at least 31 May 2021.
Landlords are also required to give six-month notice periods to tenants before starting possession proceedings, except in the most serious circumstances, meaning that most renters now served notice can stay in the property until at least August 2021.
Georgina Wakeman, Joint Lettings Director said,
"The extension to the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) and the Self Employment Income Support Scheme until the end of September 2021, announced in the Budget, however, should help to ease the financial pressure on tenants.
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."
If you need some help understanding all the latest legislation then please contact the team who will be happy to help.