The eviction ban in England and Wales has been extended by four weeks, the government has announced.
Ministers had come under pressure to extend the ban beyond Monday – when it was due to end – amid warnings thousands of renters could lose their homes otherwise.
The measure was announced in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Image: Charities say that if the ban ends without extra protection, there could be a ‘devastating homelessness crisis’
In Scotland and Northern Ireland, the ban has been extended to March.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “I know this year has been challenging and all of us are still living with the effects of COVID-19. That is why today I am announcing a further four-week ban on evictions, meaning no renters will have been evicted for six months.
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