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Emergency Information - I'm worried about being evicted

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I'm worried about being evicted

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Evictions

If you are worried about being evicted from your home, you should seek advice from a housing expert as soon as possible.

The rules around evictions and the help available depend on where you live in the UK. 

Coronavirus and evictions

England

The ban on evictions that was put in place in England because of the coronavirus ended on 31 May 2021.

Court bailiffs can carry out evictions if your case has got to this stage. However, there are exceptions.

 Read Shelter England: Housing Advice - coronavirus webpage

Scotland

In Scotland, it depends the coronavirus level of the country (or parts of it). Evictions can only be carried out in Levels 1 or 2 and there are exceptions.

See Shelter Scotland: Housing Advice - Coronavirus

See also the information about the Tenant Hardship Loan (Scotland) on the Scottish Government website.

Wales

In Wales, the eviction ban that was in place during the coronavirus period ended on 30 June 2021. From that date bailiffs will be able to evict you from your home.

See Shelter Cymru: Coronavirus - Evictions

See also the information on Tenancy Saver Loans (Wales) on the Welsh Government website.

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, landlords have to give 12 weeks notice of eviction as part of the Coronavirus emergency measures until 30 September 2021.

See Housing Rights NI: 12 week notice period extended

Get housing advice

The following organisations can advise further on housing issues:

You can also use the Turn2us Find an Adviser tool to find local housing experts to advise you on your particular situation.

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Use our Benefits Calculator to check your benefits entitlement.

Read our Help with Housing Costs information guide

Help from charitable funds

Use our Grants Search to find help that might be available to you from charitable funds, based on your personal circumstances, background and needs.

Date of publication: 3 June 2021

 

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