My tenant is in arrears, what can I do?
Landlord and tenants have been asked, where possible, to agree on a plan where tenants are struggling to pay their rent.
Options available to tenants and landlords include:
- A temporary agreement not to seek possession action;
- A reduction in rent; and/or
- An agreement to repay arrears at a later date.
Where both parties agree to repay arrears, either via a one of payment or the spreading of arrears over the life of the lease, a landlord and tenant must agree to a plan in writing. All parties must abide by this arrangement and tenants must contact their landlord immediately if they are unable to do so.