Extension notices are being issued shortly to tell providers that Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) contracts will be extended to 30 September 2022.
Why are you extending?
Work is being carried out by the Ministry of Justice to develop its policy approach for the delivery of HPCDS services.
The current contract expires on 30 September 2021. This further extension of HPCDS contracts will allow the ministry extra time for this work.
We explained our right to extend contracts by a further 12 months when we wrote to HPCDS providers in July 2020.
What happens next?
You do not need to do anything to accept the extension. We will begin to issue notices of the extension to the 2013 HPCDS contract to individual providers shortly.
The new schedules will be issued before the current contract ends on 30 September 2021.