Commencing from 29 August 2020 most tenants are entitled to a 6 month notice period and it does not include notices served before 29 August 2020. The exception to this rule is the case of antisocial behaviour or where a tenant has been in arrears for over 6 months.
All Evictions are delayed until 20 September 2020. Before this date it would be very difficult to evict most tenants because landlords will not be able to get an eviction order. Landlords will still be able to give a notice but no eviction warrant will be given by the court as all eviction has been put on hold.
The above applies to all council, housing association and private rented tenants (who receives a Section 21 or Section 8 Notice). It will be deemed an illegal eviction if any tenant is forced to leave without any legal proceedings.
- On or after 29 August 2020 the minimum notice period is 6 months
- Prior to 26 March 2020 – the minimum notice period was 2 months
- Between 26 March 2020 and 28 August 2020 – the minimum notice period – 3 months
All our staff and volunteers uphold the six safeguarding principles which are; empowerment, prevention, proportionality, protection, partnership and accountability. When we are required to meet face-to-face with clients, we will maintain social distancing (more than 2m away from any other person) and will follow the Public Health Guidance recommended PPE. We have PPE in place to protect our clients, staff and volunteers. As good citizens, we all have a part to play to prevent the second wave of Coronavirus. We need to strictly follow the guidance as closely as we can to prevent national restrictions later this year.