Agents and landlords get to grips with the extension of the eviction ban – Property Industry Eye

Agents will need to manage tenants to mitigate Eviction U-turn impact 

On Friday, the Government announced that it would extend the eviction ban for a further four weeks, along with introducing a minimum six-month notice period for landlords who wish to evict their tenants in England.

Paul Offley, Compliance Officer at The Guild of Property Professionals, says that following the latest announcement, in the UK there are currently  four different processes for a landlord to seek possession using a section 21 notice across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, varying in notice periods from three to six months and review dates of notice periods from 30th September 2020 to 30th March 2021.

“Whilst the announcement could be seen as good news for tenants as it gives them the security of having a home, especially during a time when so many have been effected by the financial impact of the pandemic, it begs the question – what about the landlord?” asks Offley.

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