Lockdown has had a worse effect on people who rent or own their house with a mortgage than people who own outright.
Office for National Statistics* reports that, even early on, Covid-19 was more likely to have “negatively impacted” their household finances and jobs “through reduced income, using savings to cover living costs, reduced working hours, and inability to save for the future”.
Rented property is one of our biggest advice issues.
If anyone is having problems with rented property because of Covid-19, there are lots of things to do to keep themselves and their families safe.
Our online advice covers a very wide range:
Or contact Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead by phone, email or webchat.
* Personal and Economic Wellbeing, Opinion and Lifestyle Survey, Disproportionately impacted groups, ONS, May 2020