I have been asked to move out

My tenancy is ending soon and hasn't been renewed/I have received a notice to quit/Section 21


If your tenancy ends without being renewed and the landlord takes no further action, you can stay put. Read more

On 18 March, the Government promised "no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time."

On 25 March the Coronavirus Act extended the notice period for all evictions to three months. That means you may still receive a notice to quit, and the longer notice period will apply until 30 September 2020. You are not required to leave at the end of the notice periodOnly court-appointed bailiffs can make you leave your home. However, if your landlord makes a claim for possession through the courts you may be liable for their costs. We have a list of legal advice providers here.

On 26 March the Government announced that all eviction cases in the court system will be suspended from 27 March for at least 90 days. This covers tenants and some licensees (lodgers and some other types of occupier are not covered)

If your landlord does try to evict you before the ban comes into force, they need to obtain a court order and must act in line with the law. Shelter has more information about illegal eviction and what you can do here.