Protection from eviction for commercial tenants

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 will be protected from eviction.

Although these measures will mean no business will automatically forfeit their lease and be forced out of their premises if they miss a payment up until 30 June we expect you to continue to make payments towards your rent and any arrears you may have.

There is the option for the government to extend this period if needed.

This is not a rental holiday. All commercial tenants will still be liable for the rent.

Commercial tenants are protected from eviction if they are unable to pay rent.


All commercial tenants in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are eligible. Use the form below to apply for a one off grant.

Please note: We have received a large number of applications for grants and are processing them as quickly as we can. We will contact you very soon about your application.

If you have already submitted a form there is no need to submit another one.

Apply online