Landlords: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

If he will take steps to encourage landlords to (a) defer rental payments and (b) not approach guarantors for late rental payments during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government, along with the courts service, has delivered unprecedented support to reduce the risk of rent arrears and has taken legislative and procedural steps to protect tenants.

We have been clear that there is a need for landlords to offer support and understanding to tenants – and any guarantor – who may see their income fluctuate.

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