I have been contacted regarding evictions during Covid-19.
I welcome the steps the Government has made to protect renters during the Covid-19 outbreak including introducing a five-month moratorium on evictions and suspending housing possession proceedings in the courts
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is working closely with the Ministry of Justice and the judiciary on arrangements, including new rules, to ensure that when the courts re-open they are better able to address the need for appropriate protection of all parties.
Renters are benefiting for a £7 billion increase to Universal Credit and an increase in the Local Housing Allowance rate. In addition, the £500 million Hardship Fund is helping thousands of households struggling to make payments with additional support with council tax over this year.
If any constituents have any specific concerns, please do not hesitate to get in contact.