Multiple Occupation: Students

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

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance the Government issues for landlords of houses of multiple occupation specifically let to students on cleaning properties before new tenants move in.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

On 13 May we announced that anyone in England could now move home as long as they followed the advice at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak.

This sets outs that letting agents and landlords should take steps to ensure any properties are prepared ready for new tenants. This may include cleaning to minimise any potential spread of the virus in line with government advice at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings.

Letting agents and landlords should consider how best to conduct tenancy check-ins for new tenancies agreed while broader measures remain in place, taking care to follow government advice on social distancing to minimise possible spread of coronavirus.

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