Landlords Believe They Are 'Victims' of COVID-19 Eviction Ban – Newsweek

Landlords in England have condemned the government’s COVID-19 eviction ban and its extension, saying it does not take into account how property owners could themselves fall victim to the economic fallout from the pandemic.

“Not all landlords are rich, some have lost their jobs and many are relying on rent as their main source of income,” an eviction and housing law specialist says, after a ban on evictions in England was extended by another four weeks, with one pensioner who relied on rent as her main form of income saying she felt she was the “victim”.

A ban on evictions has been in place since March to prevent a sudden rise in private renters becoming homeless as the economy was bought to a standstill during COVID-19. The government in England has announced an extension to the ban which was due to expire on August 23, following a similar decision in

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