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Ban on commercial evictions extended

16 June 2021

Stephen Barclay the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has today announced that the ban on commercial evictions is to be extended to 25 March 2022.

The Government are to legislate to provide for a binding arbitration scheme between tenants and landlords if private negotiations fail over the rent arrears accumulated during the coronavirus pandemic.

Regulations are also set to be laid that will mean restrictions on statutory demands and winding up petitions will remain for a further three months until 30 September 2021 to protect companies from creditor enforcement action where their debts relate to the pandemic.

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