Lord Chancellor confirms enforcement at residential properties and residential evictions in England can resume from 1 June
The Lord Chancellor has confirmed restrictions on enforcement agents entering people’s homes to take control of goods will be lifted from 31 May.
The Government also has no plans to extend the ban on enforcement agents carrying out evictions in England. The ban on evictions is also due to expire on 31 May, which, means we will be able to carry out residential evictions in England from 1 June. (Evictions in Wales are expected to be allowed from the end of June).
The Lord Chancellor said:
“In response to the improving public health situation, the government has announced that they do not intend to extend the legislative ban on bailiff-enforced evictions in England that is due to expire at the end of 31 May. As the ban on bailiff enforced evictions and many of the wider Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, they consider that it would be appropriate for the guidance asking enforcement agents not to enter residential properties to take control of goods also to be withdrawn at the end of 31 May.”
Court Enforcement Services welcomes these developments and will follow the updated Covid-19 best practice guidelines issued by the High Court Enforcement Officers Association to ensure our enforcement agents continue to practice safe and responsible enforcement activities.
These developments will help us to assist creditors and residential landlords to recover their judgment debts and property more quickly.
For information about transferring your unpaid County Court Judgments (CCJs) or Possession Orders up to the High Court for enforcement, please contact us:
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