Eviction ban lifted – what does it mean for you

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Eviction ban lifted – what does it mean for you

June 2nd, 2021, Blog

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But a landlord said she had struggled to pay her mortgage while her tenant was not paying rent. The government said it was balancing the needs of landlords to use the courts with support for tenants by continuing to require extended notice periods.

During the pandemic, bailiffs were asked not to carry out evictions if anyone living in the property had Covid-19 symptoms or was self-isolating. Eviction notice periods were extended to six months as an emergency measure during the pandemic – but will drop to four months from 1 June. Before the pandemic, notice periods were usually two months in England.

‘The main reaction is that the gloves are off but expect delays, because there will be a severe backlog’, says Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Michael Shapiro.

He continues, ‘Landlords should be cautious when deciding to evict tenants because they may find it difficult to re-let rather than accept the loss of the arrears, or come into arrangement with the tenant for the arrears to be paid over time, whilst allowing the tenant to remain in the property and paying their ongoing rent in full.’

If you have been affected by the new change in law, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Shapiro directly on: mshapiro@gscsolicitors.com or 0207 822 2246.

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57262181 

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