Coronavirus support for tenants from central government
The government has announced temporary increased protections for those in both social and private tenancies through the Coronavirus Act 2020.
For any notices served (section 21 or Notice to Quit), periods were extended for private sector tenancies (assured shorthold tenancies), housing association and council tenancies. For a full list of tenancies this covers this please refer to the government guidance. This does not apply if you have a licence because you are lodging, in a hostel or temporary accommodation.
Tenancies between 27 March 2020 and 28 August 2020
Extended to three months.
Tenancies between 29 August 2020 and 31 March 2021
Extended to six months (see government guidance for exceptions).