Tenants who face homelessness now that the eviction ban is being lifted today must get legal aid support, the Law Society warned. 

The temporary renter eviction ban came into force as a pandemic measure and had been extended, but government confirmed earlier this month that it will expire today. 

It was also announced that taper down emergency measures would be introduced from June. 

The Law Society said this has raised fears that with the re-emergence of possession orders, there will be a greater risk of homelessness and urged the government to be cautious around next steps “and to act in the best interest of the public”. 

According to figures from Citizens Advice, 40 per cent of r...

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