"We would request that your members should instruct the enforcement agents working under their authorisation not to enter properties that are classified as local alert level 2 (high) or 3 (very high), for the purposes of enforcement including taking control of goods and carrying out evictions.”
The High Court Enforcement Officers Association agreed to the request, with Andrew Wilson, chair of the High Court Enforcement Officers Association, commented that the request was “in line with the interpretation of the guidance that our members had already taken, but it is very useful to have it confirmed in writing from the lord chancellor.”
This makes it unlikely that any tenants living in areas under tier 2 and 3 restrictions will be evicted until at least 12 January, given the government’s commitment to not to evict any tenants between 11 December to 11 January under the so-called “winter truce”.
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