As you are aware Glasgow is back in lockdown. Our office is still closed and we are still working remotely, but we are still available to discuss any issues or report repairs, please advise if you have any symptoms when reporting a repair.
If you haven’t sent me through your self assessment inspection, if possible can when you get a chance. I have attached my WhatsApp number a the bottom of the email, which seems to be a preferred method to send large photos or videos
THIS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU – BUT COULD APPLY TO SOMEONE YOU KNOW
The vast majority of households in the UK will suffer financial losses as a result of the virus, and some will be left with little or no income at all. Under the terms of the tenancy agreement the rent is still due as normal.
If rents are paid, there will be no need for evictions and later arrears recovery. With rents paid, business, employment and housing situations can be more secure for everyone.
You can seek your own advice on any benefits or sick pay you may be entitled to. Free advice is available from:
- Shelter Scotland
- Citizens Advice Scotland
- The Money Advice Service
- Scotland’s Financial Health Service
People affected by coronavirus who are concerned about paying their rent can claim Universal Credit (UC) from the Department for Work and Pensions which includes support for housing costs, if eligible. The UK Government has introduced some temporary changes to make this easier. The following website provides further information on applying for UC: www.gov.uk/universal-credit
If a tenant is getting Housing Benefit or UC, but still can’t afford their housing costs, they may be eligible for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). Further information on DHPs and how to apply is available at: www.mygov.scot/discretionary-housing-payment
Tenants may also be able to get support through the Scottish Welfare Fund. Further information on how to apply is available on: www.mygov.scot/scottish-welfare-fund/crisis-grants
Take care, stay safe and we are available if you need to discuss any concerns,
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