Closed petition Support commercial tenants with a rent fund and levy on landlords

The Government should establish a fund for tenants whose landlords are offering no rent relief during closure from Coronavirus to comprise a 2/3 contribution towards rent, with a half of this (a third of total rent costs) funded through a levy on commercial landlords.

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In spite of the Government issuing a Code Of Practice for landlords and tenants to work together many landlords are giving no rent relief whatsoever and are still demanding payment of rent in full and accordingly commercial businesses are building up huge amounts of debt which in many cases will take years to repay if ever. The pain of Coronavirus should be shared between the parties.

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Government seeks views on commercial rent during covid-19

The Government has launched a public consultation to help decide on the future of measures put in place during the pandemic to support commercial tenants.

The consultation is being run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). They want to hear the views of groups including businesses (including sole traders), business representative organisations, and commercial landlords.

The consultation is open until 4 May.

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It is seeking evidence to help inform its decision making on the best way to withdraw or replace these measures while preserving tenant businesses and the jobs that they support.

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