Ban on Residential Evictions, and 6 month notice periods, extended

In a Press Release issued on 10 March 2021, the Government announced that the ban on residential evictions in England will be extended until “at least 31 May 2021”.

There are some points of particular note within the Press Release, namely

  • The ban on evictions from residential properties, and the requirement to provide 6 month notice periods (albeit see below regarding the exceptions to this requirements) will be extended until “at least” 31 May. That very much suggests that there is every possibility that the ban on evictions and/or the period during which Landlords are required to give Tenants 6 months notice to end the tenancy, could be extended further.
  • There will continue to be exceptions to the requirement to give 6 months notice. We are yet to see any Regulations which provide the important details of the new extension, but it is anticipated that the exceptions set out in my previous blog will continue to apply.

If you have any queries arising from this article, or would like to suggest a topic for a future article, please contact Chris Drinkall on 01482 337367 or christopher.drinkall@rollits.com Chris can also be followed on Twitter at @drinkall_chris and on LinkedIn.

Posted on: 12/03/2021

This article is for general guidance only. It provides useful information in a concise form. Action should not be taken without obtaining specific legal advice.

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