Coronavirus Act Passed Into Law
On 25 March 2020, the UK Government passed into law the Coronavirus Act, which provides additional powers to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.
What this means for tenants is that from 26 March 2020 landlords will have to give all tenants three months' notice if they intend to seek possession, which means the landlord cannot apply to start the court process until after this period.
In addition, all current court proceedings on ongoing housing possessions have been suspended, which means they cannot be progressed to a stage where someone can be evicted. This suspension of housing possessions action will apply to those in both England and Wales and will initially last for 90 days but can be extended if needed.
Added: 30th March 2020