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.
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