Latest advice from States of Guernsey on letting 27th April 2020, from gov.gg – the accommodation advice guidance is particularly helpful. On https://covid19.gov.gg/ live updates 10:00am – 27 AprilSupport available for lodgers and tenants with urgent housing difficulties Lodgers or tenants facing urgent housing difficulties during the COVID-19 outbreak can receive support and advice via a new helpline that has launched today.Read the media release.
Private rentalsFirst, thank you for your time on Wednesday of this week. This is a challenging time for all of us in our community, and my officers and I very much appreciated your time and your open and constructive approach.You and your members have an important role in our economy and in our community. Having spoken with many of the Association’s members over the past 48 hours, I know that they – like you – recognise that role.
Last night I was messaged by an individual (‘they’) in distress, asking if I could call them. I did. They were in floods of tears. They had been a tenant for a couple of years during which they had always paid the rent on time.
The States of Guernsey have been advising all Bailiwick businesses to put in place contingency plans in relation to COVID-19. They fully understand that for many businesses, continuing to provide goods and services in line with the fast moving public health advice is complex and they appreciate the hard work that that businesses are doing to prepare for any necessary changes to ‘business as usual’.
Each case is different so talk to your landlord/agent/tenant now to see if there may be a rent payment problem in the coming weeks/months.