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Covid 19 Update

November 2020

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.

The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.

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