Robert Jenrick – 2020 Comments on Protection for Renters

The comments made by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on 5 November 2020.

We have already taken unprecedented action to support renters during the pandemic including introducing a 6 month notice period and financial support to help those struggling to pay their rent.

We are now going further by protecting renters from eviction during the new national restrictions and throughout the Christmas period – with a pause on bailiff activity other than in the most serious circumstances, such as anti-social behaviour or fraud.

Striking the right balance between helping tenants in need while ensuring landlords have access to justice in the most serious cases.