Coronavirus crisis: Citizens Advice calls for change to protect renters | Personal Finance | Finance

Commenting on the situation, Amy Hughes, housing expert at Citizens Advice stated: “The most important thing is that tenants are safe – and feel safe. Tenants should not be pressured to allow viewings. 

“The government guidelines stress that social distancing must be adhered to and that there should be no viewings at all in properties where tenants are shielding, or self-isolating because they have symptoms of coronavirus.

“In addition, properties should only be put on the rental market if the tenant has said they want to move.

“However, existing measures to protect people who are having difficulty paying their rent because of the pandemic are only temporary. Possession proceedings to allow landlords to evict tenants are only paused until 25 June.”

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