Briefing: Urgent Question on the implications of the end of the evictions ban for people renting their home

Summary

Shelter welcomed the government’s decisive action to suspend evictions during lockdown and the Secretary of State’s commitment that ‘no one will be evicted due to Coronavirus. Initially intended to last three months, the suspension was extended for a further two months. During this time we have been urging government to make the legislative changes necessary to protect renters. Due to recess starting on the 22nd June, the government is now out of time to make the changes needed. The eviction suspension will end on 23rd August with no changes to the law made to prevent Coronavirus evictions.