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Rents: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL2766, tabled on 18 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to issue a rent break to tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered on

30 March 2020

On 18 March, we announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. Emergency legislation has been taken forward as an urgent priority so that landlords will not be able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period. As a result of these measures, no renters in private or social accommodation need to be concerned about the threat of eviction. As such, the Government does not believe a ‘rent holiday’ is necessary at this stage. Further details of this announcement are at .