What if I end up with rent arrears?
£1bn package of additional support for renters
The Government has announced a package of measures to protect tenants and landlords affected by coronavirus. Renters will receive nearly £1bn additional support, through increases in the generosity of housing benefit and Universal Credit.
From April 2020, Local Housing Allowance rates will pay for at least 30% of market rents in each area.
Other measures to protect tenants and landlords include:
- Emergency legislation to suspend new evictions from social or private rented accommodation while this national emergency is taking place.
- No new possession proceedings through applications to the court to start during the crisis.
- Landlords will also be protected by extending the three-month mortgage holiday to Buy to Let mortgages.
As a result, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time.
Your question hasn't been answered?
Please complete the fields below. One of our advisers will review your question and provide an answer within 3 working days, check back on the board to see your question answered. If our advisers feel we are unable to post your question and answer publicly here, they will get in touch directly.