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POSTED 19/03/2020 9:15

Coronavirus latest: tenants to be given three months before evictions can start.

Tenants to be given three months before evictions can start

Full details of Boris Johnson's announcement in parliament yesterday have now been published, including plans to give landlords mortgage payment holidays as well.

The government has published details of its plan to ban all evictions during the Coronavirus crisis and also revealed that landlords are to be given the same three-month mortgage holiday as residential property owners.

Yesterday Boris Johnson told parliament during Prime Minister’s Question Time that the UK’s 20 million people living in the Private Rented Sector would be protected from evictions until the Coronavirus pandemic abates.

But late yesterday full details of the announcement were published, please click on the link below.

 

 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/complete-ban-on-evictions-and-additional-protection-for-renters

 

POSTED 19/03-2020 9:03

In view of the current situation in the UK with the Coronavirus outbreak, our priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of all our clients and colleagues,  and we are committed to adhering to the protocols advised by the Government and Public Health England.

During this difficult time we hope to keep our office open for as long as possible, but it will be manned by just one member of staff at any time.  As such this may mean the office will be shut periodically during the day, and therefore we would ask you to not to visit the office unless you telephone us first.

As our base at The Rufus Centre is owned and managed by Flitwick Town Council, they may decide to close the building to the public – we will of course let you know if this happens.

If the office is shut, our phone lines will be diverted to our mobile phones and we are equipped to run the business from our homes.

With regard to maintenance issues, please note our contractors are all independent tradesmen, and as such they will have their own guidelines to work to. Only urgent maintenance, or external maintenance  will be attended to over this period. Any other maintenance will be carried out at the discretion of our contractors.