The Government published ‘COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities’ on 28 March 2020.
This guidance gives details of measures to help renters during the current coronavirus crisis. It clarifies the proposals, which the Government announced previously, for a temporary ban on evictions.
If you are a landlord, you may be worried about what will happen if your tenant fails to pay the rent and you cannot get your property back.
Firstly, the guidance stresses that tenants should continue to pay their rent where they can and to discuss any problems with their landlord. Your tenant will still be liable for the rent during their occupancy and, if they are struggling financially because of the crisis, the possibility of missed payments and default increases; So, it therefore makes sense to address any issues…