Can they take my property during COVID-19?
Yes, but with certain caveats. A new piece of legislation came into being this year; The Coronavirus Act 2020, and this requires landlords to provide an extended period of notice before bringing court action for possession of a property in the private and social rented sectors. This applies in almost all circumstances. For notices issued between 26 March to 28 August 2020, the minimum notice period was three months.
For notices issued on or after 29 August 2020, landlords must provide six months’ notice in most circumstances. There are some variations depending on mitigating circumstances, so please contact us to discuss.