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The East Devon Estate Management team will continue to carry out fire risk assessments of blocks of flats during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This will occur on a monthly basis and will deal with any issues arising from these assessments. 

They are accepting referrals regarding Estate Management issues and anti-social behaviour, and their duty officer line 01395 571755 is open Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1700 hours to offer advice on estate management issues you may have. 

Estate Management Officers will telephone before visiting tenants’ homes to make sure a visit is appropriate.

The government has announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. As a result, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time.

Emergency legislation will be taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start possession claims until after the 15th August 2020. As a result of these measures, no renters in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about the threat of eviction.

The government will also issue guidance which asks landlords to show compassion and to allow tenants who are affected by this to remain in their homes wherever possible.

The National Housing Federation and Local Government Association have welcomed the new support for social renters and made clear that no one should be evicted because of the coronavirus.