The government’s tenant eviction ban will come to an end next month.
Court proceedings to evict tenants in England have been on hold since March. The government stopped landlords beginning or continuing eviction proceedings in order to give tenants stability and security during lockdown.
This meant landlords who issued eviction notices before also had to put proceedings on hold.
From 24th August, landlords will be able to carry out processes to remove tenants. Courts will begin to hear repossession cases once again for landlords.
Vulnerable tenants, however, will still get the protection they need. Those in rent arrears because of COVID-19 will also still be able to access more options. Many landlords have already lowered rents or offered payment breaks to help their tenants.