Landlords have warned the Chancellor that private renters and landlords face a ‘cliff edge’ in the coming weeks as both the furlough scheme finishing and the £20-a-week Universal Credit cut severely weaken millions of people’s finances.

The National Residential Landlord Association (NRLA) says the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who until now has not taken any direct action to help tenants with Covid rent arrears, should launch an interest free, government guaranteed hardship loan to support the majority of tenants with COVID related rent debts who are not eligible for benefit support.

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