A protection scheme for commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19
Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 will be protected from eviction. No business will automatically forfeit their lease and be forced out of their premises if they miss a payment up until 30 June. This is not a rental holiday – all commercial tenants will still be liable for the rent down the line.
Who can access this?
All commercial tenants in England, Wale and Northern Ireland are eligible.
How do I access this?
The change will come into force when the Coronavirus Bill receives Royal Assent. No action on behalf of tenants is required.There is the option for the government to extend this period if needed.
Updated information on all Government support packages can be found here.