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24 June, 2021

Number of enquiries and complaints received by Housing Ombudsman increased by more than 70 per cent in first three months of 2021 compared to same period in 2020

New report shows that, while the number of complaints and enquiries decreased in March 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19, it has now increased to exceed last year's number

24 June, 2021

23 June, 2021 Open access

Scottish Government announces new £10 million grant fund to support tenants in rent arrears as a result of the pandemic

Deputy First Minister confirms new grant fund will open later in the year, and that the government will work with stakeholders over the coming weeks to develop the details

22 June, 2021

21 June, 2021

18 June, 2021 Open access

Proposals to extend Covid-19 eviction and bankruptcy protections to be debated in the Scottish Parliament next week

Subject to the agreement of Parliament, measures will be extended by 6 months to 31 March 2022

18 June, 2021

Scottish Government launches consultation on Scottish Social Housing Charter

Consultation exercise will inform development of revised Charter from April 2022

17 June, 2021 Open access

Extension of period over which modifications to notice of eviction requirements in Wales apply

New statutory instrument provides that modified notice requirements will now remain in place until 30 September 2021

16 June, 2021

15 June, 2021

Government launches consultation on regulations and statutory guidance relating to accommodation-based support for victims of domestic abuse

Views sought on regulatory framework for new duty on English local authorities relating to support for victims and their children in safe accommodation

11 June, 2021

Guidance issued to local authorities in England on rights of specified Hong Kong British National (Overseas) citizens to an allocation of housing or homelessness assistance

Letter to council chief officers provides guidance on duties imposed by new regulations that come into force from 29 June 2021

10 June, 2021

8 June, 2021

8 June, 2021

Extension of homelessness priority need to all victims of domestic abuse expected to come into effect in July 2021

Proposed start date of extended duty on English local authorities included in new burdens funding information

4 June, 2021

MHCLG issues guidance to local authorities on new ‘fit and proper person test’ for owners or managers of park home sites

New advice to councils comes ahead of the application window opening on 1 July 2021 for inclusion on new register

1 June, 2021 Open access

Long-term plan needed to protect vulnerable households at ‘cliff-edge’ of homelessness now Covid-related bailiff eviction ban lifted in England

Local Government Association's six-point plan includes recommendation to accelerate the planned ending of ‘no fault evictions’ and to improve protection through the welfare system

1 June, 2021 Open access

Lifting of eviction ban in England signals ‘the beginning of the end’ for many renters facing homelessness, says Shelter

Housing charity calls on government to provide emergency financial aid for the one in four private renters who fear they will lose their home

28 May, 2021 Open access

Thousands of renters at risk of losing their home as eviction ban in England comes to an end

Citizens Advice calls for system of grants and government-backed loans for renters who are still financially struggling because of Covid-19

28 May, 2021

Housing associations make permanent commitment to their tenants that no one will be evicted where they are engaging on a plan to manage their rent arrears

National Housing Federation says that associations will work with any resident who is struggling to pay rent and that legal action will only be taken in serious circumstances