Published: 1st Apr 2020

Sheffield City Council has announced that they will suspend rent arrears enforcement for all non-residential tenants for three months in order to help voluntary groups and small businesses to cope financially during the pandemic.  Voluntary and community groups with leases, tenancies or licences will have their rent and licence fees suspended until June 30 and the council has said they will defend any licence fees for agreements that cannot be fulfiled. For tenants of commercial retail, food, drink and leisure premises, rents and service charges will also be deferred until June 30. The council will consider each application and look at whether the deferred rent could be paid over a period of time. The Council has said they will assess each application on an individual basis, taking into account the type of business and its circumstances, such as whether it has been told to close by the Government or if it … (To read the full article, subscribe below)