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28 April, 2020 Open access

Government issues guidance for social landlords on supporting vulnerable people to move home during the coronavirus outbreak

New guidance makes clear that essential moves should continue during the crisis, where they can be done in line with social distancing

28 April, 2020

27 April, 2020

23 April, 2020

21 April, 2020

20 April, 2020 Open access

Select Committee launches inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on homeless people and those in the private rented sector

Inquiry will examine how effective government support has been so far, and consider what long term strategies need to be put in place to support both groups once current measures expire

16 April, 2020 Open access

Department for Communities confirms intention to amend notice to quit requirements in Northern Ireland as result of the coronavirus outbreak

Communities Minister says that new legislation will ensure that landlords are required to give tenants 12 weeks' notice to quit before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to evict

16 April, 2020

Lack of affordable homes is a major barrier to Homelessness Reduction Act achieving its aims, says Shelter

Local housing allowance rates should be raised to the 50th percentile during the COVID-19 pandemic and kept in line with at least the 30th percentile in perpetuity, charity recommends

15 April, 2020

15 April, 2020

14 April, 2020

9 April, 2020

9 April, 2020

7 April, 2020 Open access

Extension of notice periods for tenants in Scotland during coronavirus outbreak

New measures set out in Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 that received Royal Assent yesterday

7 April, 2020 Open access

Northern Ireland Executive announces delay to Housing Executive rent increase from 1 April to 1 October 2020

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the last thing people need is to face a rent increase this week, says Communities Minister

3 April, 2020 Open access

Homelessness charities urge government to remove last remaining barriers preventing councils from housing all rough sleepers during coronavirus crisis

Letter to Prime Minister reports examples of councils denying help to people on basis of not having a local connection or having no recourse to public funds

2 April, 2020

2 April, 2020 Open access

Renters in Scotland afforded greater protections as new coronavirus legislation extends notice periods to up to six months

Measure included in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill that was passed unanimously in the Scottish Parliament yesterday

2 April, 2020