Covid-19 News Tracker for Tenants and Landlords

What's happening around the country amid lockdown. Guidelines issued by various goverenments about tenancy agreement during lockdown.
Tenants can delay but have to pay rent, says Delhi HC
Source: Hindustan Times, Date Posted: 23 May 2020
Tenants in the Capital are liable to pay rent for the period the city has been under lockdown, the Delhi High Court has held, stating that suspension of rent owed for that period is not permissible....read more on source
Rethinking real estate, as tenant, owner, investor
Source: LiveMint, Date Posted: 12 May 2020
There is a rethink of who needs to come into work and who needs to be located where...read more on source
Coronavirus impact | How countries around the world are supporting real estate sectors
Source: Money Control, Date Posted: 12 May 2020
While some have decided to lower or remove property tax obligations, others have frozen the eviction of tenants by landlords. Korea has introduced a ‘nice landlord’ policy for retailers...read more on source
Most landlords are helping tenants with rent waive-offs and extension of due dates: Survey
Source: LiveMint, Date Posted: 08 May 2020
Nearly a half of landlords have not increased rent during lockdown, according to a survey report Majority of the owners who want to rent out their property expect the rental prices to go down...read more on source
[COVID-19] SC Dismisses Plea For Restraining Landlords From Demanding Rent From Students/ Labour Class Tenants As Per MHA Order
Source: LiveLaw, Date Posted: 05 May 2020
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct the Centre to implement the Home Ministry order requiring landlords to abstain from compelling students...read more on source
‘Landlords have no authority to coerce tenants to vacate’
Source: DT Next, Date Posted: 05 May 2020
Chennai: Legal experts believe that the house owners don’t have the authority to forcibly vacate the tenants for non-payment of dues and even if they did coerce a tenant, he/she could approach the police station for help...read more on source
How to avoid landlord-tenant dispute amid COVID-19 crisis
Source: Financial Express, Date Posted: 03 May 2020
The transmission of a virus with flu-like symptoms has pushed world economies to an unprecedented standstill. Stock market crashes, mass unemployment, and disruptions hinting a recession – are only the tip of the iceberg and its underlying repercussions are likely to unfold with time...read more on source
Double whammy for tenants
Source: Millennium Post, Date Posted: 02 May 2020
new delhi: Azhar has switched off his mobile phone ever since his landlord in Delhi started calling him asking for rent. Just before the lockdown, he went to meet his family in Muzaffarnagar and got stuck there. "How can I pay the rent when my shop is closed?...read more on source
How Did Landlords Become Coronavirus Villains?
Source: Bloomberg Quint, Date Posted: 01 May 2020
The May rent strike is upon us. Tenants across the country are being called upon to withhold payments to demand, among other things, some form of national rent relief. But although it’s easy to understand the general frustration, we shouldn’t take out our national anger on landlords...read more on source
Landlord Locks Couple Out For Violating Lockdown, Asks Them To Get Tested For COVID First
Source: India Times, Date Posted: 29 April 2020
A lockdown means everyone is supposed to stay indoors and not come in contact with anyone who doesn't live in the same house. However, not everyone is following the rules and this led to a landlord in in Bengaluru to shut the door on his tenants who stepped out to meet their relatives amid lockdown...read more on source
Bengaluru: Landlord kicks couple out for frequently visiting relatives during lockdown
Source: Times Now News, Date Posted: 29 April 2020
Bengaluru: Nobody is taking a chance amid the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is doing their bit to enforce the lockdown and prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a curious incident, a landlord in Bengaluru ordered his tenant couple to move out of the house for violating the lockdown. ...read more on source
Himanta Biswa Urges Landlords, PG Owners to Provide Concession to Tenants
Source: Guwahati Plus, Date Posted: 26 April 2020
GUWAHATI: Assam State health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a press meet on April 26 appealed the landlords and owners of private hostels, paying guests to adopt a humanitarian approach towards their tenants and boarders and provide them relief such as concession of rent during COVID-19 lockdown period....read more on source
Landlords pressurise tenants to pay rent, Maharashtra govt's advisory disregarded?
Source: Times Now News, Date Posted: 26 April 2020
On the 17th of April, the Maharashtra Government had advised landlords to not force the tenants to pay the rent at least for the next 3 months saying that everybody is right now going through economic difficulties owing to the lockdown and so tenants should not be thrown out or pressurised to pay rents. MIRROR did a ground check. Watch for more details!...read more on source
RGUSU seeks rent waiver from landlords
Source: Arunachal Times, Date Posted: 25 April 2020
RONO HILLS, Apr 25: The Rajiv Gandhi University Students’ Union (RGUSU) has appealed to the landlords in and around the university area here to waive off a month’s rent on humanitarian grounds...read more on source
Govt advised landlords to waive rent but NDMC sent us notice to pay license fees, say shopkeepers
Source: Times Now News, Date Posted: 25 April 2020
New Delhi: The New Delhi Shopkeepers Federation has said they have received notice from the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to pay license fees while underlining that the government had advised landlords to waive off rent amid lockdown due to COVID-19...read more on source
Coronavirus: Telangana govt asks landlords to defer rent collection for 3 months
Source: Business Today, Date Posted: 24 April 2020
The Telangana government on Thursday directed residential property owners to defer collection of rent from tenants for three months, apparently due to hardships being faced by people following the ongoing lockdown to contain the coronavirus spread...read more on source
2 landlords held for forcing migrant workers to pay rent
Source: Hindustan Times, Date Posted: 23 April 2020
Gurugram: Two men were arrested for allegedly forcibly demanding rent from their tenants during the lockdown in two separate instances in the Sector 53 area on Wednesday. Both the complaints were lodged by migrant workers. The police said the accused were arrested and later released on bail....read more on source
To pay rent, or not? Tenant-landlord conflict in the time of Coronavirus legally explained
Source: Financial Express, Date Posted: 24 April 2020
We are witnessing an unprecedented situation, which not only has disrupted all our economic and organisational norms hereto, but also has deeply affected our relationships – both interpersonal and social. In almost all the big cities where there are relatively more concentration of migrant workforce, a simmering unease and discontent is palpable in connection with the issue of non-payment of rent by tenants/lessee and the landlord/ lessor. This article aims at analysing this peculiar situation f...read more on source
Coronavirus: Migrants, students can now dial 100 if landlord harasses for rent
Source: Business Today, Date Posted: 24 April 2020
The Delhi state government has issued an order asking all landlords of the national capital to not demand rent for one month from migrant workers who have been financially affected by the coronavirus lockdown. The government has asked all migrant workers and students to immediately dial 100 if they are being harassed by their landlords for payment of rent....read more on source
Sikkim Girl Evicted from Rented Room in Siliguri Over 'Flu', Bhaichung Bhutia Files Complaint
Source: News 18, Date Posted: 18 April 2020
Even after recovering from the flu, the landlord didn't allow her to enter the house. “I condemned such attitude. I have lodged a police complaint against...read more on source
Don't collect rent for 3 months, Maharashtra housing department advises landlords
Source: Times of India, Date Posted: 18 April 2020
There are expenses to be incurred for three months by landlords too. Eventually, there must be mutual consensus between the licensee and the landlord...read more on source