Possessions stay/evictions ban – Practice Direction 55C is extended

29 January 2021

The Civil Procedure Rules Practice Direction 55C, which came into force on 23 August 2020, has been extended from 28 March 2021 to 30 July 2021: see para. 1.1.

It should also be noted that the deadline for reactivation notices has also been extended from 29 January 2021 to 4pm on 30 April 2021. After that time, the claim will be automatically stayed: paras. 2.6 and 5.3.

For full details of the PD 55C, please see Sarah McKeown’s article:  Resuming proceedings after the possessions stay/evictions ban PRACTICE DIRECTION 55C