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 […]

Thousands of renters could be evicted in June. Will the government protect them?

When the lockdown ends what will happen to tenants? Almost nine million households, more than a third of all families in Britain, rent from a private landlord, a council or a housing association. Because of coronavirus, many are now in financial need. Nearly two million claims for universal credit have been made since lockdown measures were announced in […]

Boris To Bring In Legislation To Prevent Tenants From Getting Evicted During Coronavirus Fallout

The government will bring forward emergency legislation to protect private renters from eviction, Boris Johnson has said. Tenants were “worried sick” they might not be able to pay rents if they fell ill, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said at Prime Minister’s Questions. As Wales and Scotland said they would close schools by Friday Mr Johnson […]