Evictions in the UK will be banned for an extended period, the government has announced.
The original ban was supposed to end tomorrow January 11th but has been extended by the government. The ban now remains in force until February 21st.
The sun reports The Ministry of Housing said this means evictions should start on March 8 at the earliest, as it typically requires at least two weeks’ notice.
Wales and Scotland have extended their bans to March 31, which means renters have an extra month of security.
The councils are also asked to turn again to those who previously refused to help amid rising infection rates and the colder winter months.
Tenants will continue to receive support during the new national restrictions, with the ban on eviction from bailiffs extended for at least 6 weeks – until at least February 21 – for all but the most egregious cases, with measures under review.
Community Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “At the start of this pandemic, we made sure that the most vulnerable people in society were protected.
“This winter, we continue our efforts and step up our efforts to help those most in need. Our ongoing Everyone In” initiative is widely recognized as one of the most successful of its kind in the world, ensuring 33,000 people are safe in shelters.
“We’re now going further and focusing on registering general practitioners with general practitioners. We’re also expanding the ban on evictions to protect the most vulnerable tenants.”