Last week the government announced renters will not be allowed to be evicted by their landlords.
Speaking to Sky News on Wednesday morning, Housing secretary Robert Jenrick told Kay Burley the government are passing emergency legislation through parliament that “brings a moritorium to evictions for the next three months.”
In short, renters cannot be evicted, forced out of their home or taken to court. The government are working to put public health first with the courts and judiciary.
The Housing Minister added, “It’s unlikely if you’re going to be turfed out of your home after that three months.
“Landlords, please do the right thing, support everybody through this time, certainly those on the frontline in the NHS.”
Earlier this week an NHS paramedic who is working on the front line to battle coronavirus had been illegally evicted by his landlady over virus fears.
In a heartless text message to the paramedic he was told it was “only a matter of time” he would bring home the killer bug.
Joseph Hoar who is a paramedic for the South Western Ambulance Service share his text message on social media.
The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock told LBC Radio that this is illegal and was furious for the paramedic and hit out at the landlady.
Last week, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said, “The government is clear – no renter who has lost income due to coronavirus will be forced out of their home, nor will any landlord face unmanageable debts.
“These are extraordinary times and renters and landlords alike are of course worried about paying their rent and mortgage. Which is why we are urgently introducing emergency legislation to protect tenants in social and private accommodation from an eviction process being started.