A landlord website claims the current ban on evictions is not to be extended beyond its scheduled close of June 29 - although there is no official confirmation.
Neither the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government nor the Ministry of Justice have confirmed a claim made on Landlordzone that suspended and new eviction hearings will re-start on June 29, albeit in virtual and telephone format because of Coronavirus restrictions.
However, the story on the landlord site is completely unsourced.
A week ago Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told MPs that the government was “thinking carefully” about what more it can do for private tenants, especially after the eviction moratorium finishes.
Jenrick, addressing the House of Commons, responded to a series of questions from Labour MPs about tenants potentially running up arrears.
Jenrick said that the moratorium expired at the end of June. He added that shortly before that time he would make a decision based on the state of the market, medical advice about progress in combating Coronavirus, and any court information about evictions.
On March 27 all court possession orders were suspended to cope with the Coronavirus crisis.
This meant that neither cases then within the system, nor any about to go in, could progress to the stage where someone could be evicted.
At the time it was said this suspension of housing possessions action would “initially” last for 90 days but could be extended if needed.