Business owners affected by the pandemic will be protected from eviction until the end of March 2021.
The Government states: “The majority of commercial landlords have shown flexibility, understanding and commitment to protect businesses during an exceptionally challenging time.
This final extension to protections from the threat of eviction will give landlords and tenants 3 months to come to an agreement on unpaid rent. The government is clear that where businesses can pay any or all of their rent, they should do so.”
Further guidance to support negotiations between landlords and tenants will also be published shortly.