In response to the Chancellor's statement outlining financial support measures in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, Layla Moran MP has called for a three month payment holiday for renters, as well as protection from eviction.
Layla Moran MP commented:
“COVID-19 doesn’t distinguish between homeowners and renters, and neither should the Government. Renters should be offered equal relief to homeowners, in the form of a three-month break from payments, should they need it. The Government should remove the fear of homelessness by banning evictions for at least a three-month period, too.
“Renters tend to be less financially stable, lower-paid and younger. The Government must reach out and protect the most vulnerable in our society, now more than ever.”