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Horsham District Council issues new survey for landlords about their tenants during COVID-19 pandemic

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They've partnered with neighbouring local authorities for the survey

Horsham District Council, in partnership with neighbouring local authorities, has issued a new survey to private landlords and lettings organisations to gather insight about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their tenants.

COVID-19 has affected everyone within local communities with many facing additional health and financial pressures as a result of lockdown restrictions.

Local Authorities across West Sussex are keen to hear from private landlords and letting agents in relation to how their tenants may have been affected since March 2020.

Other councils taking part in the survey are Arun District Council, Adur and Worthing Councils, Chichester District Council and Crawley Borough Council, Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council.

Commenting on the survey, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing Cllr Tricia Youtan says she's pleased to be working with other local councils, adding "I would encourage as many landlords as possible to take part in the survey and share their experience so we can gain an accurate picture of how landlords and tenants have been affected"

There are a number of options available to not only support tenants but also landlords in maximising income, minimising void rent periods and giving tailored support to maintain tenancies.

The survey closes on 25 June 2021 and can be found on the Horsham District Council website. 

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