The Government has announced a further extension to the ban on evictions for residential tenants that was put in place last year in response to the pandemic. The new end date is 31st May 2021. The ban prohibits bailiff-enforced evictions in England.

Landlords are still required to issue at least six months’ notice to tenants if they need vacant possession.

The ban has been extended several times during the pandemic, but ministers suggest this is the last extension before a “new approach” is brought into place from June.

If you have any questions regarding the ban on evictions or extension to landlord notice periods, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0113 274 2033. Like all legislative changes, they can be navigated and handled if you plan ahead and seek professional advice.

You can find out more about the eviction ban on the Government website here.