Private landlords have done everything they can to support renters

by Property118.com News Team

9:30 AM, 18th December 2020
About 2 months ago

Private landlords have done everything they can to support renters

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Private landlords have done everything they can to support renters

Private landlords have been giving more help to tenants who cannot pay their rent as a result of Covid-19 than those in the social sector according to the English Housing Survey published today.

Since the start of the pandemic 6% of private renters had secured a reduction in their rent payments compared to only 2% in the social sector. Another 5% of private renters had agreed a rent holiday with their landlord, compared to 3 per cent in the social sector and an additional 12 per cent of private tenants had reached another agreement with their landlord, compared to 9 per cent of social tenants.

The greater support being provided by private landlords came despite social renters being more likely to be in rent arrears. In June-July this year, 13% of social renters reported being in arrears compared with 7% in the private sector.

The NRLA is warning that whilst these figures are a welcome reflection of the support tenants have been receiving, most landlords have reached the limits of the help they can provide.

Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:

“These figures prove what we have been saying that many private landlords have done everything they can to support renters affected by the pandemic. But their ability to provide further help has run out.

“The Government needs a proper plan to get COVID-related arrears paid off and sustain tenancies. Simply banning repossessions temporarily is just kicking the can down the road and is just making the eventual problems worse for both tenants and landlords.”

Comments

moneymanager

11:23 AM, 18th December 2020
About 2 months ago

I'd love to help my tenants further but we are 100% void, which is a tad awkward. But hey, that's perfectly in line with Klaus Schwab's World Economic Forum "Great Reset" Bolshevik mantra of "You will own nothing, and you will be happy" as spoken about here https://youtu.be/V_g3CwEbQtU by Rex van Schalkwyk Chairman of the FMF Rule of Law Board of Advisors and a former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa; expropriation through debt (and rising property costs and charges), that's what happend in the Great Depression, John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" and the conglomeration of America's farmsteads and they even confiscated your gold.
And I didn't need Rex to tell me this, it was a conclusion I came to months ago.
Happy Christmas.

Michael Bond

17:10 PM, 21st December 2020
About 2 months ago

We, private landlords, are giving our tenants more help than the "social sector" are giving theirs. Why is this not headline news in the newspapers, and on TV, even though obviously BBC are not going to mention it?


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