Tenants facing eviction ‘told to wait for bailiffs before leaving’

So what happens if the bailiffs don’t arrive till late afternoon & councils are closed? Is there an emergency number that people can contact to get help?

Benefit tales

This story is from Grimsby, but this is common practice amongst some councils, including my local ones.

An alarming number of private tenants are being told by their local council to ignore eviction notices served by their landlords – and to wait for bailiffs to turn up before moving out – in order to qualify for rehousing support, according to new findings released today.

Almost half (49 per cent) of tenants who’ve been served with a section 21 notice by their private landlord say they have been told to ignore it by their local council or an advice agency such as Shelter or the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB).

The figures shine a light on the scale of the issue, which was recently highlighted by The Daily Telegraph, and has been exacerbated by the increasing use of private landlords by local authorities to discharge their housing duties.

The NLA says that…

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