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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and housing

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Overview of emergency measures introduced to deal with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on tenants, homeowners, and court proceedings.

Covid-19: Protection for tenants

Emergency measures in place to protect tenants during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, including extended notice periods and the stay on evictions. 

Covid-19: Mortgage payment problems

Emergency measures introduced to protect homeowners facing payment problems during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Covid-19: Benefits and income

Changes to housing benefit and universal credit introduced to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Covid-19: Homelessness

Emergency measures introduced to deal with the coronavirus pandemic that relate to homelessness. 

Covid-19: Court and tribunal hearings

Changes to Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) hearings, adjournments, and access to Legal Aid during the Covid 19 pandemic. 

Covid-19: Reactivation of possession proceedings

Procedure that landlords and mortgage lenders must follow after the stay on possession proceedings was lifted on 20 September 2020.  

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