Ban on evictions during coronavirus

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Ban on evictions during coronavirus

The government announced a three month ban on evictions as part of emergency coronavirus legislation.

But the ban only covered new eviction proceedings, not people already in the court system. Last week, ministers caved in to¬†pressure from Labour and charities and announced a complete ban on evictions. The courts in England and Wales have been instructed to “suspend all ongoing housing possession action”

The move is thought likely to affect about 20,000 people who had been facing repossession.

Housing charity Shelter fears some people in England and Wales, who might not be aware of their rights, are still being forced out of their homes by their landlords.

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April 5, 2020 / by

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