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Essential information for flatsharers and renters during the COVID-19 crisis

Essential information for flatsharers and renters during the COVID-19 crisis

This page was last updated at 16:00 on 24 March 2020.

If you’re a renter or flatsharer, you’ve probably got a few questions about how the pandemic might affect things like paying your rent, finding a new home, and even staying healthy while flatsharing.

We’ve put together some helpful guides to answer some of these questions – just click through the links below. We’ll be updating these pages regularly to make sure all information and advice is accurate, and includes any new developments you need to know about.


We strongly advise you keep an eye on the gov.uk website for all of the latest advice and guidelines to follow right now. As it stands you must stay at home, and only leave the house for one of the following four reasons:

  1. Shopping for basic necessities – i.e. food and medicine, which must be done as infrequently as possible
  2. One form of exercise a day – so a run, walk or cycle; alone or only with members of your household
  3. Any medical need or to provide care/help a vulnerable person
  4. Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Stay safe, stay home and take care. ✨


Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as accurate and as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.