We appreciate that there may have been difficulties with the tenancies you provide and are concerned that both your situation and that of your tenant may have worsened, particularly for those on zero hour contracts, or who have lost jobs or been furloughed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
We would like to avoid, wherever possible, the need for you to serve notice, or the need to continue any suspended possession action once the courts resume service.
Things will return to normal one day and court possession actions will resume. All tenants are still liable for rent and we will be reminding those we can of the importance of making their rental payments. We will encourage them to speak to you at the earliest opportunity to discuss their situation and see if you can work together to agree an affordable repayment plan.
This is a challenging time for everyone and wherever possible we would welcome the opportunity to work with both you and your tenants to achieve a good outcome.
The Council offers a range of packages designed to prevent homelessness, such as referrals for support, debt and benefit advice and in some cases are able to consider financial assistance to help assist in clearing rent arrears. We appreciate your concerns as a landlord awaiting income from the rental payments and would welcome the opportunity to assist you and your tenant through these difficult times to achieve a good outcome for all.
If you would like to get in touch with us about this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 0300 126 7000 and ask for Housing Options