Coronavirus: Reassurance for Warwick District Council tenants struggling to pay rent - The Leamington Observer

Coronavirus: Reassurance for Warwick District Council tenants struggling to pay rent

Leamington Editorial 18th Mar, 2020 Updated: 19th Mar, 2020   0

WARWICK District Council tenants struggling to make their rent payments during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will not be evicted or be subject to enforcement procedures.

In a letter to be sent out to the district’s 5,300 tenants, they will be assured if they fall behind on rent payments due to the effects of the virus, they will not lose their homes and that arrangements to support them during this time will be put in place.

And in addition to these measures the council’s housing team is urging private landlords and housing associations to adopt the same policy.

District housing services spokesman Coun Jan Matecki said: “These are extremely difficult times for everyone living in our district and a great many of our local residents could well find themselves in financial difficulties.




“It is therefore vitally important that we offer each and every one of our tenants the assurance that they and their families can remain in their homes and prioritise their health and well-being during this unprecedented national emergency.

“We also want to encourage other landlords to do the same.”


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