LGA responds to eviction ban extension

"We are pleased the Government has acted on our call to extend the current measures to protect tenants from eviction, which will provide reassurance that they will not lose their home because of coronavirus."


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Responding to the two-month extension on the ban on evictions from social or private rented accommodation announced by the Government, Cllr David Renard, Housing spokesman at the Local Government Association, said:

“We are pleased the Government has acted on our call to extend the current measures to protect tenants from eviction, which will provide reassurance that they will not lose their home because of coronavirus.

“Councils have been working closely with tenants who are experiencing financial difficulties, with many already suspending debt recovery and trying to use discretionary funding to support struggling households as quickly and effectively as possible.

“The continuation of these measures will help to mitigate against the rising homelessness pressures that councils are under as a result of the pandemic.

“We would like to see the Government follow this by bringing forward its pledge to end ‘no fault evictions’ and committing to maintaining local housing allowance rates at the lowest third of market rents so that tenants have greater security and households can meet their housing costs.”