Opinion: Fearful time for tenants facing eviction and rent arrears as we emerge from lockdown – http://www.viewdigital.org

By Paddy Gray, Professor Emeritus of Housing, Ulster University It is very hard to estimate what the fallout from Covid-19 will be as the Northern Ireland Executive, and other governments, switched to crisis management in order to mitigate against its effects.

As we emerge from lockdown as emergency legislation is being lifted and the policy environment changes, we need to be aware of the fragile situation many tenants who rent find themselves in, particularly those who could face losing their homes as evictions return.

In England, tenants will face evictions again after the ban was lifted on June 1, 2021 with eviction notice periods being reduced from six months to four

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