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COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities

Non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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This guidance provides advice to landlords and tenants on the provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020, and further advice for landlords, tenants and local authorities more broadly about their rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 28 March 2020
Last updated 27 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated to reflect the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December.

  2. Guidance updated to reflect new legislation to prevent enforcement of evictions in England during the period of national restrictions and over the Christmas period.

  3. Guidance updated to reflect new national restrictions in England from 5 November.

  4. Guidance for landlords and tenants and technical guidance on eviction notices updated to reflect new regulations for the possession action process.

  5. Updated to reflect amended regulations and wider government public health advice.

  6. Guidance updated to reflect changes to wider government and public health advice.

  7. Guidance updated to reflect amended regulations and changes to wider government and public health advice.

  8. First published.