The Mayor has been lobbying to make renting more secure and affordable for some time now. In addition, City Hall is now asking Government to:
- Properly protect renters from losing their homes by preventing landlords serving eviction notices to any tenants affected by coronavirus and ending ‘no fault’ Section 21 evictions for good.
- Further increase the help the welfare benefits system provides with rents, including covering in any shortfall in rents of those unable to pay them because of Covid-19.
- Call on landlords to offer flexibility to tenants whose ability to pay their rent is affected by COVID-19, including requiring landlords in receipt of mortgage holidays to notify their tenants and to enable tenants to be exempt of rental payments for the duration of the holiday.
Are you a renter or landlord and have you been affected by the crisis? How are you coping?
What more do you think City Hall and Government could do?
How should things change for renters in future?
Tell us in the discussion below.