16 June 2020
Government’s ban of eviction notices extended until August
After initially banning landlords from issuing eviction notices from March until 25 June, the Government has now extended the ban until August 2020.
The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has condemned this move, saying that it makes landlords helpless to evict tenants perpetrating domestic abuse or anti-social tenants causing distress to other tenants and neighbours.
Ben Beadle, chief executive of the NRLA, said the courts should deal with cases concerning anti-social behaviour and domestic violence as a matter of urgency, when they are permitted to hear repossession cases again.
He added: “Extending the evictions ban is not without victims. It leaves landlords powerless to tackle the kind of behaviour that causes untold suffering and hardship for many communities and tenants alike”.
“These cases must be given top priority by the courts and their processes enhanced to avoid further delay once they start to deal with possession cases.”
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