Rental Reform and Emergency Support for Those Rough Sleeping During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Renters Reform:

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by COVID-19. No renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time.

The Department are bringing forward emergency legislation as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least three-month period.  As a result of these measures, no renters in private or social accommodation needs to be concerned about the threat of eviction.

It has also been confirmed that the three-month mortgage payment holiday announced previously will be extended to landlords whose tenants are experiencing financial difficulties due to coronavirus.

For more information please refer to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/complete-ban-on-evictions-and-additional-protection-for-renters  

Support for Rough Sleepers:

The Department has allocated £3.2million of initial emergency fund to support rough sleepers if they need to self-isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The funding will be available to all local authorities in England.

For more information please refer to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/3-2-million-emergency-support-for-rough-sleepers-during-coronavirus-outbreak