COVID-19 COVID-19 information for landlords and tenants

Renters affected by coronavirus will continue to be protected after the government again extended the ban on evictions on 8 January 2021 until at least 21 February – with measures kept under review

The government also intends to give tenants greater protection from eviction over the winter by requiring landlords to provide tenants with 6 months’ notice in all bar those cases raising other serious issues such as those involving anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse perpetrators, until at least the end of March 2021.

The government will keep these measures under review with decisions guided by the latest public health advice.

Landlords and tenants are encouraged to work together to agree an affordable repayment plan, taking into account tenants’ individual circumstances.

Guidance for landlords and tenants on rent arrears


The National Residential Landlords Association NRLA - The Home For Landlords offers a wealth of advice and guidance to support landlords.

The NRLA have compiled detailed, easy-to-follow guidance for landlords and tenants who are facing arrears as a result of the pandemic and the steps that should be taken before eviction is considered.


If you have concerns about any of the following now is the time to seek help:

  • Debt
  • Loss of employment
  • Claiming benefits
  • Housing issues

If you are served with an Eviction Notice please seek advice and support before acting upon it.

The earlier you get support, the better. We have put together a list of resources and services in Manchester to help you.

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