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Coronavirus and housing

The Government have announced that private and social landlords will not be able to evict tenants who are financially disadvantaged due to the coronavirus issues and are bringing in measures to protect both renters and landlords.

Read the Government’s statement


If you are still worried about paying your rent, here is some advice:

  • Firstly, talk to your landlord, preferably before missing a payment. Social landlords will offer help and support to assist their tenants.
  • If you are on a low income and are not entitled to sick pay, you can make a one-off Universal Credit application for financial help while you can’t work.
  • If you think you are going struggle to make your monthly mortgage payments because of Coronavirus, contact your mortgage leader who can help by offering a 3-month payment holiday.  A mortgage payment holiday is a break from paying your mortgage and it won’t affect your credit rating.

If you need any assistance on the above points, including help filling out an application, contact our HERO team. If you live in Social Housing, there will be more information about help and guidance on your landlord’s website.

Learn more about Government support

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