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Coronavirus: free resources to support landlords

Landlords are wondering about the effect coronavirus could have on their rental property. As the situation changes rapidly, it can be difficult to know where to turn for up-to-date news and information.

The Simply Business Knowledge centre is a free resource that has lots of tips and guides designed to support landlords. With Covid-19 affecting the everyday lives of people across the country, here’s what it could mean for your tenants and property.

Rishi Sunak landlord hero

What does the coronavirus pandemic mean for landlords?

The government has announced a number of measures to support landlords and help their tenants. These include mortgage and rent payment holidays and a ban on evictions.

Our guide has details on how the government intends to keep tenancies going through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Government should cover rent

Experts call for the government to cover tenant rents

The government has already implemented a number of measures to protect landlords and tenants.

But these measures may not prevent some tenants from losing their homes. Here’s why experts think the government should go further.

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Ban on tenant evictions

What does the ban on tenant evictions mean for landlords?

There’s confusion around what the ban on evictions during the coronavirus outbreak really means.

The difference between serving a notice and starting court proceedings at the end of that notice period is key to understanding the ban.

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UK Budget 2020 for landlords

What the UK Budget 2020 means for landlords

The Budget was dominated by announcements designed to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, but there were also a number of highlights for landlords.

These include a two per cent Stamp Duty surcharge on landlords not based in Britain and extra funding for flood defences.

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Assured shorthold tenancy

Assured shorthold tenancy agreement template

What kind of contract do you have with your tenants? An assured shorthold tenancy agreement sets out the legal terms and conditions of the tenancy.

Check what to include in a contract and download a template to use for future tenancies. How does it match with your existing agreements?

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Tenants run business from home

Can your tenants run a business from home?

With the UK being told to stay indoors, there’s now more discussion than ever about working from home.

This article highlights the rules around running a business from a rented property – you can’t ‘unreasonably’ withhold or delay giving permission to your tenants.

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Coronavirus support for small business

Coronavirus: what support is available for small businesses and the self-employed?

If you’re also a small business owner or self-employed, the government has announced a package of support.

Keep an eye on this article, which we’ll update as new measures get announced.

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