COVID-19 and Housing

The Government and Shelter have produced guidance for housing issues such as eviction, rent arrears, and moving home which we encourage you to read.

Self-isolating in rented properties

It's important that anyone self-isolating follows the government's stay at home guidance to minimise the risk of infecting others.

Tenants in in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) where individuals share amenities must be especially careful. Tenants must let the property manager and their fellow tenants know if they have symptoms, as all tenants in the HMO will need to self-isolate for 14 days. Landlords are not obliged to provide alternative accommodation for tenants if others in the property contract the virus. We recommend tenants in HMOs following the Government's guidance on cleaning in non-healthcare settings and guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.