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5 June 2020

Government extends suspension of evictions from social or private rented accommodation by 2 months (until 23 August 2020)

Introduced by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Targeted at

Renters in England and Wales

Timings

Announced on 5 June 2020. 2 month extension will come into force on 25 June, lasting until 23 August

Stated aims

To ensure 'that renters continue to have certainty and security'

Summary

The government extends the suspension of new evictions until 23 August 2020. Ministers are also working with the judiciary, legal representatives and the advice sector on arrangements to ensure courts are better able to address the need for appropriate protection of all parties, including those shielding from COVID-19.

Source(s)

Gov.uk press release