Rents: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 30th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to issue a rent break to tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

On 18 March, we announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. Emergency legislation has been taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period. As a result of these measures, no renters in private or social accommodation need to be concerned about the threat of eviction. As such, the Government does not believe a ‘rent holiday’ is necessary at this stage. Further details of this announcement are at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/complete-ban-on-evictions-and-additional-protection-for-renters .

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