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Coronavirus: Template letters for landlords

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The NRLA has six template letters exclusive for members to download and send to tenants during the coronavirus pandemic.

The template letters for landlords can be accessed online here and within the Property Management and Financial Support guidance section of our website. Members can access them by logging in to the site first.

Last week the RLA and the NLA officially merged to become the National Residential Landlords Association. NLA members are able to access these same template letters over on the NLA site here

The new letters include:

This letter requests a tenant gets in touch with the landlord if they require any support at this time, including if they are self-isolating, and also gives details on how the landlord will manage the property during the coronavirus pandemic.

It also outlines the financial support available for tenants, including how to access Universal Credit and encourages tenants to get in touch with the landlord if they need support financially.

Landlords can send this letter to their tenants to notify them that they are expecting contractors to visit the property on a particular date, for example to conduct a gas safety inspection.

This comes following guidance published recently that states gas safety inspections can go on as they are essential works. This is provided that everyone follows social distancing practices and the inspector, tenants, or landlord are not symptomatic at the time.

This template letter highlights the day and time the contractor is due to visit, what tenants can expect from the contractor-specifically that they will adhere to social distancing requirements at all times, and also requests tenants inform the landlord as early as possible if they are self-isolating or need support in anyway.

Financial support template letters

There are also four more template letters around financial support for tenants, including a letter for tenants requesting a rent deferral and a rent reduction proposal letter.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

1 Comment

  • Really useful I like these – it makes me feel supported as a landlord and not alone as my student tenants try to wriggle out of the rent and I have the difficult problem of trying to be compassionate if they are in real difficulty or if they are just trying to get away with it. Very hard – I rely on my rental income for the vast majority of my personal income and it makes up 50% of our monthly family income and the other 50% has been wiped out as my husband is a self-employed osteopath and I help manage his clinics. Hard times for us all. My student children x2 are still paying (via me!) their landlords – it didn’t cross my mind for them to stop! Thanks again. Michelle

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