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Eviction ban extended in Scotland - will England do the same?

The ban on private rental evictions in Scotland has been formally extended by two months, with a high expectation that a similar approach will be announced in England.

The previous ban was due to expire on January 22 but First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says evictions would now only go ahead in limited cases such as anti-social behaviour or domestic abuse.

Sturgeon says: “It’s become even more important to stop people from needing to find a new home or perhaps from having to move in with a different household.


“For that reason the regulations to prevent the enforcement of eviction notices will be extended until March 31 in all Level 3 and Level 4 areas, which of course right now is the entirety of Scotland.

“And if necessary the regulations can be extended further after that date.”

  • James B

    Unbelievable. We have a couple tenants at the moment sitting tight and free loading .. surely this must end soon some of these people have had a year plus free rent now

  • Mark Wilson

    Yes don't doubt it for one moment. Does anyone think that government wants anyone being kicked out in the street?

    Bad situation for landlords and a bad situation for tenants bad situation for most people as it happens.

  • icon

    Boris follows Sturgeon again. Why should landlords bear the financial burden of non-payers?

    Mark Wilson

    same for shop landlords. both sides end up hurting.


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