Eviction notice periods slashed from six months to four from June putting thousands of renters at risk


EVICTION notice periods will be slashed from six months to four from June, the government has announced.

It means Brits will have two months less to find a new place to live if their landlord wants them out, putting thousands of renters at risk.

The government has cut eviction notice periods, putting thousands of renters at risk

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The government has cut eviction notice periods, putting thousands of renters at riskCredit: Alamy

The eviction ban, which has been in place since March last year, will not be extended beyond the May 31 deadline

Bailiffs are not currently able to evict tenants from their home if they have Covid symptoms or are self-isolating.

Since August, landlords have had to give tenants six months notice before evicting them as part of an emergency measure to protect Brits during the pandemic.

But this will be cut to four from June 1.

Housing minister Christopher Pincher  said: “From the beginning of the pandemic, we have taken unprecedented action to protect renters and help keep them in their homes.

“As Covid restrictions are eased in line with the Roadmap out of lockdown, we will ensure tenants continue to be supported with longer notice periods, while also balancing the need for landlords to access justice.

“Crucial financial support also remains in place including the furlough scheme and uplift to Universal Credit.”  

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