Housing Support

Renting

If you currently rent your property, you may be entitled to Universal Credit to support you.  The Local Housing Allowance Rates have been increased to the 30th percentile of market rates, opening the scheme to more people.  For more information on claiming Universal Credit, click here.

The government is also due to pass a law preventing landlords from applying to court to evict tenants for the next three months.

Home Ownership

Mortgage lenders have announced a three-month payment holiday for those struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments.  You should discuss this with your lender in advance as it may result in an increase in your future monthly payments.  Lenders have also announced that they wont apply to court to repossess homeowners for three months from 19 March 2020.

If you are struggling to meet your mortgage payments, speak to your lender as soon as possible.

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