Courts will not prioritise tenancy arrears cases related to COVID-19 but it does mean that in cases of historical rent arrears (rent debts that occurred prior to the COVID-19 lockdown) courts can now grant landlords permission to proceed with evictions.
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- Issued with a notice or asked to leave a rented property
- Notice period for evictions
- Eviction from privately rented properties
It is really important to always pay as much of your rent as you can afford. If you rent in Haringey and have received a notice to quit or if you have been told by your landlord that you need to leave, the following help is available:
- Support to prevent you from becoming homeless
- Advice about your rights as a private renter
- Talking to your landlord or letting agent on your behalf
- Advice on financial support
If you have received a notice or if you have been told by your landlord that you need to leave, support is available through Homes for Haringey. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All landlords must now give tenants six months’ notice before taking new eviction action. The period for notice to quit was previously two months but has been extended to six months, as one way to better protect tenants in the private rental sector. The six-month notice period is due to remain in place until the end of March 2021.
Your landlord or letting agent has the legal powers to serve you notice to quit for any reason after 20 September. Although eviction action can be taken; you have rights that can protect you from legal action and we are here to support you too. The housing charity Shelter (external link) also has helpful information and advice on legal action and tenant rights on its website.
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