Coronavirus (COVID-19)—social housing tracker
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—social housing tracker

The following Local Government practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—social housing tracker
  • Primary legislation
  • Legislation—made statutory instruments
  • Government guidance
  • Other sources of information
  • News Analysis

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—social housing tracker

This tracker is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of interest relating to social housing provision during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Primary legislation

DevelopmentWhen in forceFind out more
Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020)
  1. CA 2020, s 81 (residential tenancies in England and Wales: protection from eviction)

  2. CA 2020, Sch 29 (residential tenancies in England and Wales: protection from eviction)

Came into force on the day on which CA 2020 was passed (25 March 2020)Analysis of the impact of Coronavirus Act 2020 on housing possessions and local authorities
Sarah Cummings, senior associate, and Giles Peaker, partner, at Anthony Gold Solicitors analyse CA 2020 in respect of housing possessions, its likely impact on landlords and tenants, and suggest what Property Disputes practitioners should pay attention to when advising clients.
See News Analysis: Housing possessions under the Coronavirus Act 2020.
The government has recently passed CA 2020 in order to face multiple challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin Long, solicitor at the Hackney Community Law Centre, examines the impact of this new bill on housing and occupation.
See News Analysis: Coronavirus Act 2020—Impact on Local Authorities.
Angela Hall, Elizabeth England and Tristan Salter, barristers at Five Paper, discuss the current changes taking place in housing law, relating to possession proceedings, gas safety and
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