The government has brought forward a package of measures to protect renters affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). With these in force, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home.
The Council will still investigate complaints of harassment and illegal eviction. Where a complaint is received the case officer will contact you to advise accordingly.
Please note that tenants quitting properties with fixed period tenancy agreements early are still liable for the rent until the end of that fixed period. Further information is available on Shelter's web pages.
If you complain to a private landlord about repairs or bad conditions you may be protected from eviction.
For assured shorthold tenancies starting from 1 Oct 2015 a court can refuse to order your eviction if all these apply: