Coronavirus: Johnson botches ban on evictions

Johnson apologists: don’t you dare try to blame this on the fact that the bungling buffoon has managed to catch himself a dose of coronavirus. That’s his own fault too.

He promised to stop landlords from evicting tenants who can’t pay their rent for reasons connected with the coronavirus – but his legislation doesn’t include a ban.

Instead, landlords are barred from beginning court proceedings to move tenants out from today (March 27) – for a period of “at least three months”.

But any proceedings that have already begun will be allowed to continue.

And landlords will be able to inform tenants of an intention to kick them out from late June.

As Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey said: “It does not stop people losing their homes as a result of coronavirus…

It just gives them some extra time to pack their bags.

Source: Coronavirus: Eviction notices will still ‘drop on renters doorsteps’ during pandemic, warn campaigners | The Independent

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  1. Franklin Percival March 27, 2020 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much for this. It clarifies my thinking concerning a friend’s problems.

  2. Loony March 27, 2020 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Yet another rosy picture painted of the Govt “putting it’s arms around the country” “making sure no one faces hardship for doing the right thing to save our NHS and save lives”. That the softest of warm summer breezes blows apart for the sham it is, like a force 10 gale!

  3. thekeystonegirlblogs March 27, 2020 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    No wonder the little turd ran away.

  4. kateuk March 28, 2020 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    It’s probably not “botched”, it’s probably deliberate. Look how many MPs are also landlords.

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