Coronavirus & Landlords – All evictions halted until at least the end of June

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Following the passing into law of the Coronavirus Act 2020, it will not be possible for a landlord to evict a tenant until the end of June at the earliest.

From 26 March 2020 until 30 September 2020, a landlord must give a tenant at least three months’ notice to evict them before they can apply to court for possession. This measure applies only to notices served from 26 March 2020.

However, the courts have suspended all housing possession action from 27 March for 90 days, although this initial period may be extended by the Government.

The consequence of these measures is that landlords will not be able to evict tenants until at least the end of June.

If you need to evict a tenant from your property, it is nevertheless important to ensure that you serve notice as soon as possible to ensure that you can proceed with the eviction at the earliest opportunity after these measures are lifted.

Contact our landlord and tenant team today.

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