Ban on evictions for commercial tenants

Published: Tuesday 24 March 2020

The Government announced an extra protection for businesses on Monday 23 March with a ban on evictions for all commercial tenants who miss rent payments due to coronavirus.

Many landlords and tenants have already been having conversations about, and coming to voluntary arrangements around, their rental payments. This change will ease concerns of those struggling with cashflow who are worried about eviction.

The measures mean that no business will be forced out of their premises if they miss a rental payment in the next three months.

It is important to note that this is not a rental holiday, commercial tenants will still be liable for the rent payments after this three-month period and the Government is also monitoring the impact on commercial landlords. 

This change will last until 30 June 2020 with an option for the Government to extend if necessary.