Ban on evictions and notice periods extended in Government u-turn

The stay imposed on possession proceedings was due to expire on Sunday 23 August 2020.  However, in an 11th hour u-turn, Robert Jenrick announced on Friday afternoon that the ban on evictions would be extended for a further 4 weeks (taking the total ban to 6 months) in England and Wales. In a further, unforeseen twist, it was announced that a new 6 month notice period would be in place until at least 31 March 2021 (this applies to England only) in all matters save for “serious cases”, examples of which are anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse.

To view the full news item by Jane Talbot, please click here.