Eviction ban set to end – Citizens Advice offers ‘need to know’ tips to renters


This is because a herself may be able to come to an arrangement with a landlord to pay less for a certain amount of at the same time, if explaining the impact of COVID-19 on finances.

A third point of consideration is for those who must received a notice, with Ms Hughes explaining: “The rules on the notice your lessor must give have changed – it may now be up to six months depending on when the give heed to was served.

“The notice must also be in a specific form, so make steadfast you have a copy and get it checked. If the landlord hasn’t followed other charges during your tenancy this might also mean that the make out is invalid.

“Your landlord can only make a claim to court after discern ends. You don’t need to leave by this date, but going to court power mean costs are added to your debt if the notice is valid.”

Courts are due to start hearings again on September 20, which is pivotal for many renters.

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Returning a defence originate, Ms Hughes explained, will allow the court to consider evidence, and level pegging potentially allow a person extra time in the property.

Evidence of communication a person gave to their landlord about their financial hot potatoes should also be presented.

Finally, in circumstances where a possession on the blink is granted, a person will usually have two to six weeks to leave the acreage.

If a decision was already made before the eviction ban started in March, a personally may be given 14 days notice after September 20 that bailiffs last will and testament be carrying out an eviction.

In this instance, people are urged to see immediate succour from Citizens Advice or another housing charity about whether an removal can be prevented or delayed.

As the eviction ban ends, tenants will need to adapt to to new circumstances.

Elisabeth Kohlback, CEO of Skwire, a property investment firm, also footnoted on the eviction ban, however with a different perspective. 

She said: “Ending the removal ban this weekend is the right decision. Although on the surface it may seem a shilly-shally a extinguish b explode to renters facing ongoing uncertainty brought about by COVID-19, without the predetermined legislative measures in place to truly and fully prevent evictions, the stopgap ban has left tenants at continued risk.

“Were the ban to continue, the burden at ones desire weigh ever more heavily on the many landlords across the UK who depend on rental proceeds for their livelihoods. 

“While tenants themselves have been capable to rely on pandemic assistance, such as furlough pay, landlords have, all the way through the pandemic, had no government support.

“The eviction ban has served neither landlord nor inhabitant and any continuation or extension would be short-sighted.”

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