There is no extra funding for people who rent.
Contact your landlord or letting agency as soon as possible if you're struggling to pay rent.
Get support if you’re struggling with living costs (Citizens Advice)
Get help if you’ve had a drop in income (Shelter England)
You could ask them to:
Template for writing to your landlord (Shelter England)
Benefits if you’re struggling to pay bills
Managing debt to pay off rent arrears
The idea of being evicted is stressful, but government measures during coronavirus mean landlords must give you 6 months' notice.
Landlords can start eviction proceedings from 20 September 2020.
If your landlord is trying to force you from your home, contact:
Help for renters (MoneySavingExpert)
Help with Council Tax
Housing Benefit and Local Housing Allowance
If your landlord does not offer you options and you’re worried about paying rent or eviction, there are organisations that can help:
Last reviewed by Scope on: 16/09/2020
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