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Caroline Knowles-Ley

Chartered Legal Executive - Brighton & Hove

25th September 2020

Ban on evicting tenants comes to an end

The six-month moratorium on evicting residential tenants finally ended on the 20 September 2020. This was designed by the Government to help tenants who are suffering financial difficulty during the pandemic, but has also left landlords struggling to act to remove problem tenants.

Unfortunately, as the ban on evicting tenants comes to an end, there is a backlog of cases for the Courts to now deal with and priority is being given to cases with domestic violence and anti-social behaviour issues where rent arrears were accruing pre Covid-19.

The various changes to the notice periods required to be given when serving section 8 or 21 notices, served pre the commencement of court proceedings, remain in place and if proceedings had already been issued but stayed during the moratorium, a reactivation notice will also need to be sent.

Contact Rix & Kay’s dispute resolution lawyers in Brighton & Hove, Uckfield, Sevenoaks and Ashford

If you require assistance with possession proceedings to navigate your way through this complex area, please contact our real estate dispute resolution team; Caroline Knowles-Ley; e. or Hannah Balameh; e.

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