On 18 March the government promised emergency legislation to prevent renters being evicted due to the outbreak.
Government is pushing through emergency legislation to stop eviction where tenant cannot pay due to COVID-19 crisis.
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From Government website:
“Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 will be protected from eviction.
These measures will mean no business will automatically forfeit their lease and be forced out of their premises if they miss a payment up until 30 June.
There is the option for the government to extend this period ifneeded.
This is not a rental holiday. All commercial tenants will still be liable for the rent. Commercial tenants are protected from eviction if they are unable to pay rent.”
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