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16 September 2020

Government extends support to prevent business evictions until end of 2020

Summary

Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, announces that commercial tenants will be protected from the risk of eviction until the end of 2020. The aim is to provide commercial tenants with 'greater security' and help businesses to protect 'vital jobs'. The press release states that 'where businesses can pay their rent, they should do so, as this support is aimed to those businesses struggling the most during the pandemic'. The government is also extending the restriction on landlords using Commercial Rents Arrears Recovery to enforce unpaid rent on commercial leases until the end of 2020.

Source(s)

Gov.uk press release