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Introduce a stay on eviction proceedings for tenants over Christmas

Submitted by Paul Cranthorpe on Monday 23rd November 2020

Published on Monday 30th November 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Sunday 30th May 2021

Signatures: 7

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2020 ~ 2021 ~ christmas ~ Cliff ~ Courts ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ December ~ Edge ~ Ensure ~ Expected ~ Lockdown ~ Lockdowns ~ month ~ National Lockdown ~ Time

Petition Action

Introduce a stay on eviction proceedings for tenants over Christmas

Petition Details

The Government has indicated that during national lockdown and until 11th January 2021 bailiff evictions will be halted except for the most extreme cases. This gives a potential cliff edge on 11th January where people could lose their homes as bailiff evictions restart.

Additional Information

The government could introduce a stay on eviction proceedings during the month of December 2020 to ensure that tenants have sufficient time when restrictions are lifted in early 2021 to find alternative accommodation. It also ensures that the courts are able to focus their efforts on clearing other backlog cases, and tenants can enter the Christmas period knowing that they will not be expected to attend hearings.

The ban on bailiff evictions is not the same as a stay on proceedings.

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