Festive evictions amnesty to go ahead again, courts reveal – The Negotiator

Bailiff evictions are to be suspended during the Christmas and New Year festivities, courts across England have begun announcing.

Although the exact dates vary from area to area, they are all approximately from the middle of next month until the first week of January.

This will ask bailiffs not to execute evictions warrants during this period, a request that is usually distributed by their official trade organisations.

This means a more informal version of last year’s Covid evictions freeze announced by housing minister Chris Pincher looks set to be rolled-out by civil courts, giving many letting agents and landlords a small window of opportunity to remove tenants in arrears or who are involved in anti-social behaviour.

But paperwork from several courts sent out last week also suggest that ‘pressing cases’ may be fast-tracked by individual courts prior to the bailiff evictions amnesty deadline.

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