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Government fails to commit to eviction ban extension

By 03/11/2020No Comments

The government has failed to commit to reinstating the eviction ban that was in place in England and Wales over the first six months of the COVID-19 crisis, as both countries experience a second national lockdown.

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The government has failed to commit to reinstating the eviction ban that was in place in England and Wales over the first six months of the COVID-19 crisis #UKhousing


In response to a question by Inside Housing on whether the ban would be reintroduced, the government did not respond directly but instead pointed to a series of existing measures that have been put in place to protect renters, including the six-month notice period for the majority of eviction cases.

A government spokesperson said: “Landlords must give six months’ notice for all but the most serious eviction cases – such as those involving domestic abuse – and we’ve taken action to prevent people getting into financial hardship by helping businesses to pay salaries, extending the furlough scheme and boosting the welfare safety net by over £9bn.”

“We keep these measures under constant review,” the spokesperson added.



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