As the majority of Scotland moves out of tier 3, the temporary eviction ban has lifted, and campaigners are anticipating a wave of evictions despite not being clear of the pandemic.
“Clearly, there may be other virus mutations ahead of us, and as we know, easing out of lockdown is subject to the need to return to tougher rules to deal with infection spikes. Having a cliff-edge end to the temporary eviction ban linked to levels 3 and 4 seems short-sighted when the virus is so capricious. Imagine you are evicted from your home on a Friday, then lockdown goes back up to level 3 or 4 on the Monday. Where is the public health protection rationale in that?” – Mike Dailly, solicitor advocate at Govan Law Centre.