Taken from daily updates shared online by Inside Housing here is some useful information for the housing sector amid this pandemic – (updated at 8.27am on 24th March)
The government has published its Coronavirus Bill, which includes detail on the eviction ban announced last week. It says landlords have to give a notice period of at least three months in order to evict a tenant. The Welsh government has confirmed that this legislation will apply to Welsh tenants.
Last updated on 24 March
This legislation will not apply to tenants in Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, the Scottish government has confirmed that it will take action against social landlords who evict tenants as a result of financial hardship due to coronavirus. Read the Scottish government’s statement here.
The guidance on shielding an estimated 1.5 million people with specific health conditions is available here (published on 21 March).
Meanwhile, the Welsh government has provided guidance specifically for social landlords, which can be found here. It includes advice on what to do if a tenant has a confirmed case of coronavirus (published on 13 March).
The Scottish government’s guidance for social landlords can be found here. It advises landlords on how and when to carry out repairs, and what to do if there is a significant disruption to service delivery (published on 18 March).
The Corona Virus in different languages – A useful linkBack