Response to the government’s changes to eviction notice periods

12 May 2021

"It is positive that the government has extended longer notice periods beyond the end of May which is something we have been calling for. We welcome the protection this will offer renters over the coming months.

"While lockdown is easing across the country, we know many tenants will feel the impact of the coronavirus crisis long into the future. That is why we are urging the government to consider extending longer notice periods beyond October rather than returning to the much shorter pre-pandemic notice periods. 

“Housing associations house millions of people on the lowest incomes in society, and they have seen first-hand how the pandemic has hit people’s jobs, livelihoods and incomes. That’s why at the start of the pandemic housing associations pledged to increase support for residents through this challenging time, and to not evict anyone in financial difficulty who is engaging with their housing association.

“If you live in a housing association home and are struggling financially, the most important thing is to contact your housing association who will put support in place to help you.”

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