The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England)
(No. 2) Regulations 2021
(‘the Regulations’) come into force on 22 February 2021. These Regulations
affect England only.
To further protect against Coronavirus transmission, no eviction notices
can be served on residential tenants, nor can bailiffs execute warrants of
possession of land, from the 22 February 2021 until 31 March 2021, unless
an exemption applies.
The exemptions remain the same as the penultimate ban and are as
1. To evict occupants where ‘substantial’ rent arrears have
accrued. The arrears must equate to 6 months’ rent;
2. To evict trespassers;
3. To evict occupants on the grounds of anti-social behaviour;
4. To evict occupants on the grounds of nuisance or false statements; and
5. Where a property is unoccupied following the death of a tenant.
Court proceedings to obtain a possession order are still ongoing but unless
an exemption applies, no evictions can
be enforced until the beginning of April 2021.
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