Commercial Eviction Ban Extension

16 December, 2020

The government has extended a ban on evictions of commercial property tenants until the end of March 2021. This moratorium; first introduced in March has been extended twice already and prevents property owners from pursuing tenants for unpaid rent or from serving them notice of evictions.  

Ministers have rightly highlighted and commended our sector’s commitment to supporting tenants during what has been an incredibly tough year – and we recognise that those hardest hit will need further support through the winter.

Melanie Leech, Chief Executive of the British Property Federation

UKHospitality however have warned that there could be a “bloodbath” as the countdown to the end of the moratorium begins with many landlords making it clear that they intend to use the end of the ban to issue eviction notices to tenants as rent arrears build up across the country.

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