The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking
Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020
(‘the Regulations’) came into force on 17 November 2020. These Regulations
affect England only.
Whilst these Regulations primarily focus on a temporary ban on enforcing
evictions against residential tenants, the Regulations also introduced a
temporary ban on bailiffs attending a dwelling house to execute a warrant
of control (in order to seize the tenant’s goods in order to be sold to
recover arrears) from the 17 November 2020 until the national restrictions
are due to be lifted (expected 02 December 2020).
Court proceedings are still progressing, but warrants are not being
enforced during this period.
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