We previously advised our member councils
that the social and private rented tenants affected by coronavirus
will continue to be protected, after Housing Secretary Robert
Jenrick announced that the Government would extend the ban on
evictions for another four weeks.
Following the Housing Secretary's announcement that the eviction
ban was to be extended for a further month with tenants thereafter
to be given 6-month notice period, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local
Government has written to local authorities on 7
September to confirm the new regulations under the Coronavirus Act
2020 (residential tenancies: protection from eviction) (amendment)
(England) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/914).
The COVID-19 renter's guidance for landlords, tenants
and local authorities has also been updated to reflect
the new regulations.
Following the Housing Secretary's announcement of the extension
of the eviction ban and the letter to local authorities on 7
September the Housing Ministry has issued a further press release on Thursday 10
September confirming that any Eviction Orders granted
will not be enforced during any local lockdowns and that there will
be a "truce" on enforcement of Eviction Orders by bailiffs over the