Coronavirus (Covid-19) information for letting agents and estate agents during lockdown

Helping the lettings industry stay compliant with changing legislation and advice during the continually-evolving Covid-19 pandemic.

16 March 2020

Your guide to government support for businesses impacted by Covid-19

Agency businesses that have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) could be eligible for government support, including statutory sick pay relief and interest-free loans.

12 March 2020

Preparing your letting agency for the impact of Covid-19

It’s important that letting agents stay up to date with the latest guidance on the coronavirus (CVID-19) and put the appropriate plans in place to ensure their agencies can continue to operate with minimal impact on their businesses.

Your guide to government support for businesses impacted by Covid-19

Posted by The Goodlord team on 16 March 2020

This article was originally published on 16 March 2020. Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.

The government has announced several measures to support businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) in the latest Budget. These include a statutory sick pay relief package for SMEs, small business grant funding for businesses who receive Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR), a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, and the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme. New legal powers will be brought forward in the coronavirus bill, enabling the government to offer "whatever further financial support we think necessary to businesses".

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Preparing your letting agency for the impact of Covid-19

Posted by The Goodlord team on 12 March 2020

This article was updated on 25 March 2020. Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.

Non-essential businesses and premises are now closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), so it's crucial that letting agencies have the right systems and processes in place to maintain business continuity with a remote workforce. The lettings industry has proven been very resilient in previous periods of financial crisis, so it’s important that agents take steps to preserve their existing portfolio and, perhaps, even take some time to think strategically about their agency’s future when the pandemic subsides.

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