Coronavirus Act 2020 – How It Effects Landlords & Tenants

This note sets out how the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) affects both business and residential tenancies taking into account the Governmental advisory guidance to help understand the implications of the Act. As the situation is subject to change, the Government urges all landlords and tenants to abide by the latest Government guidance on COVID-19, […]

Government Extends Mortgage Payment Holiday Due To Covid-19

The Treasury recently announced that homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis will now be able to extend their payment holiday for a further three months. Chancellor Rishi Sunak first introduced mortgage holidays in March for anyone struggling financially due to the Covid-19 outbreak. This was shortly before […]

Rent and coronavirus: What comes next for UK landlords and tenants affected by Covid-19?

The coronavirus crisis is now fast-approaching its fourth month and we’re only just starting to see the economic impact. The spectre of a severe recession, the likes of which, in the words of Chancellor Rishi Sunak, “we have not seen” looms large. His words are unambiguous: we are awaiting the biggest economic shock in recent history. There is rightful […]

What Boris’s new lockdown guidance means for UK housing market

On Sunday, Boris Johnson revealed the UK government’s “lockdown easing plan”. Some things will be changing from tomorrow, but how will this affect the property sector? Boris Johnson’s speech at the weekend was unsurprisingly met with a range of reactions from members of parliament, business leaders and members of the public. Much of the criticism […]

Government announces mass testing plan for Covid-19 ‘Exit Strategy’

Ministers have finally revealed a long-demanded “exit strategy” from the coronavirus lockdown with a plan to recruit an army of 18,000 people to trace and isolate infected people – allowing restrictions to be eased, they hope. Five weeks after the World Health Organisation urged all nations to “test, test, test” – a plea rejected by the UK at the time – it […]

Government support available for landlords and renters reflecting the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The government has brought forward a package of measures to protect renters affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). With these in force, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home. To ensure all renters are clear on the full package of support that is currently available to them, we are […]

COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities

Non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Consolidated_Landlord_and_Tenant_Guidance_COVID_and_the_PRS_v4.2 Details This guidance provides advice to landlords and tenants on the provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020, and further advice for landlords, tenants and local authorities more broadly about their rights and responsibilities […]