Information for Landlord Clients regarding evictions – COVID-19

26th March 2020 (Information correct at the time of publication)

As you know the current situation is evolving and changing very quickly and we will do our utmost to keep you all updated.

Originally the government said there would be a blanket ban on possession proceedings until 18 June 2020 and that this might be extended.

This has now changed and will almost certainly come into effect from today, 26 March. A blanket three-month notice period must be given on all possession notices, Section 21 and Section 8 regardless of grounds. Therefore, if you have already served notice you will have to wait three months until you can apply to the court for a possession order.

This is not ideal but is better than a blanket ban on possessions.

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