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Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Labour/Co-operative, Harrow West

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that landlords cannot evict tenants who are self-isolating as a result of covid-19.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

On 18 March, we announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. Emergency legislation will be taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period. As a result of these measures, no renters in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about the threat of eviction.

More information on these plans can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/complete-ban-on-evictions-and-additional-protection-for-renters.

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