Information for tenants

Support for renters

Renters going through the court process for eviction can access the Rental Mediation Service, a new pilot introduced as part of the current court process for housing possession cases.

Mediation is free for all landlords and tenants, and helps resolve cases without the need for a face-to-face court hearing.

As announced on 12 May 2021, notice periods previously extended to six months as an emergency measure during the pandemic are now set at four months.

The restrictions on bailiff enforcement have also now lifted, although bailiffs have been asked not to carry out an eviction if anyone living in the property has COVID-19 symptoms or is self-isolating.