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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are here to help. Visit our coronavirus and housing information page for advice on your rights and the latest legislation.

Paying rent

I'm worried about paying my rent

Talk to your landlord if you're struggling to pay rent. 

You might be able to agree to a rent reduction or they might be willing to accept rent late. Get any agreement in writing. 

Buy to let landlords may get mortgage payment holidays if their tenants have financial problems due to coronavirus.

Help to pay your rent

If your income has been affected due to the virus, there are options to get help towards your rent.

You should look into claiming benefits and other financial support that is available as soon as you can.

If you already receive benefits and your income changes:

This will make sure you get what you’re entitled to as quickly as possible

You should also let your landlord know if you’re struggling to pay rent and discuss possible options with them.

Find out more on our dealing with rent arrears page.

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