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Eviction ban extended until 22 February 2021

Sophie Bell

Posted by Sophie Bell | Partner
On 13th January 2021

On 20 November 2020, Hodge Jones & Allen posted a blog explaining that there would be a temporary ban on most evictions until 11 January 2021, as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite the clear severity of the situation and despite numerous calls from charities and campaigners to extend the ban on evictions, the decision to do so was only announced on 8 January 2021, three days before the planned end. And even then, the ban has only been extended until 22 February 2021.

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Homelessness Reduction Act – where are we?

Sioned Wyn Roberts

Posted by Sioned Wyn Roberts | Associate
On 24th November 2020

Following on from our recent mini-series of blogs that comprises of the Law Commission Review to include the homeless to the list of those protected by hate crimes and the repeal of the outdated Vagrancy Act, we conclude by considering The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) recent report on the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. This was first published in 2019 but has recently been updated to include the government’s response.

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A Winter Truce – Can I be evicted over Christmas?

Sioned Wyn Roberts

Posted by Sioned Wyn Roberts | Associate
On 20th November 2020

Following the end of the stay on possession proceedings on 21 September 2020, the government announced that there would be a ‘winter truce’ on evictions between 11 December 2020 and 11 January 2021, other than in ‘the most serious circumstances.’ The legal basis for this was initially a letter from the Lord Chancellor to High Court enforcement officers and County Court bailiffs.

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