On 5 June 2020 the Government announced that it had extended the “ban” on evictions by 2 months to further protect renters in arrears as a result of the pandemic. This means that renters cannot now be evicted until 23 August 2020. For many struggling to pay their rent in the face of job losses, furlough and pay cuts, this announcement will have led to an immediate sigh of relief. But what does this actually mean? And are landlords actually prohibited from taking any action to evict residential tenants? MORE.