Citizens Advice reacts to extension of eviction ban
Citizens Advice has welcomed the extension to the ban on new eviction proceedings until 20 September.
Dame Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, says:
“We’re really pleased the government has stepped in to keep its promise that no renter will lose their home because of the coronavirus pandemic - for now at least.
“During this extended pause on new eviction proceedings, we hope the government will work with Citizens Advice and others to put in place a series of protections which will help those who’ve built up rent arrears get back on their feet.
“We’d like to see funding for a dedicated set of protections, including measures such as grants for those in arrears due to coronavirus.
“This would not only directly help those affected, but also contribute towards consumer confidence and the economic recovery.”
Notes to editors
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