The Government recently announced a two month extension to the eviction ban. Renters will be able to safely stay in their homes until the end of August, but what happens next?Read more
The Government have asked landlords to show 'compassion' and work with tenants to accommodate their circumstances, but renters have told us that this is not happening.Read more
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We have gathered the latest information and links to advice about dealing with issues caused by coronavirus and the lockdown in England.
We cannot provide individual advice, so if you can't find the answer you need, we have links to advice providers here.
Government guidance on controlling the virus
There is a national lockdown and we have been told to stay at home except where necessary. To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
- wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
- make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.
If you have been asked to attend work but feel unsafe, consider talking to your employer, or joining a trade union.
Full information is available here.
Government advice relating to private rented homes is available here.
Help us understand how coronavirus is affecting renters - Vent Your Rent.
In the last 7 days, the Government have introduced new measures to protect renters.Read more
The Government must act now.
The pandemic affects us all - but private renters face particular problems. As the situation has escalated, renters have got in touch with us to express concern over self isolating safely in a shared house, and how they will pay their rent if they are forced to stay home, or lose their job. It's not just those who fall ill with coronavirus who are affected - many renters who are self-employed or on zero-hours contracts have already lost work, and many more are nervous about redundancy, unpaid leave or losing hours. Renters spend over 40% of their earnings on rent, and as a result, two thirds of renters have no savings.Read more