Coronavirus: What are the rules around evictions? – BBC News

By Alice Aitken
BBC News

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At the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown, a ban on evictions was introduced in England and Wales.

That has now been extended until 20 September, so how does eviction work and how are the rules changing?

What is eviction?

Eviction is the legal process used when a landlord wants a tenant to leave their property.

If the landlord wishes to take back possession of a property either at the end of a fixed-term tenancy agreement, or during a tenancy with no fixed end date, they will issue a Section 21 notice.

This is the legal way they can give someone notice to leave a property. However, if they stay past the date in the order, their tenancy continues and the landlord must apply

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