Coronavirus and Landlords

4th March 2020

The National Law Review has an excellent article for those Landlords who are concerned about their duties in the wake the of the spreading Coronavirus.  These are in addition to any recommendations from applicable Government bodies and set out some basics for ensuring that any Landlords are conscious of what is going on and how this may affect them and their relationship with their tenants.

The article covers what is referred to as “bare landlords”, being those who simply rent out a property and have no active involvement in it on a day to day basis, as is the case with most traditional residential lets.  It also leads through to Managing Agents or Landlords who offer services from cleaning through to maintenance.

To quote the article “it would be prudent to appoint a responsible person to keep abreast of on-going developments including through keeping a close watch on any changes to Public Health England’s existing recommendations. Where any recommendations appear to be applicable, they should be implemented” and Burtons would echo this advice.

The full article may be found here:

If you are unsure as to your position then the Landlord & Tenant team at Burtons are here to give you help and assistance and can be contacted on 01892 824 577 or on