The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021 are now available.
Sadly the one and only amendment, save for the expiry date (see earlier e-brief), appears to be in relation to rent arrears.
Whereas previously there had to be over 9 months worth of arrears there now only needs to be 6 months and there is no longer any requirement for these arrears to have accrued before 23 March 2020.
As such the court should grant your request for a warrant where the arrears are over 6 months regardless of when those arrears arose.
We shall see if this actually results in any evictions.
For more information please contact:
Senior Associate Solicitor, Housing and Regeneration Limited (Litigation)
t: 07976 261 261