Impact of COVID-19 on renters

Renters in the UK are particularly vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. Our research for The Guardian suggests many are having to choose between paying landlords and putting food on the table.

The majority (58%) of renters who were working before the COVID-19 outbreak have had their employment impacted in some way. Two fifths (43%) of those whose work has been impacted have struggled to pay rent, bills or for other essentials, like food. Despite three quarters (73%) of landlords feeling concerned that their tenants won’t be able to pay for all or part of their rent, the majority of Brits support policies that will help renters through the outbreak, even if that means freezing rents.

Read the full report here: