Homeowners will welcome the extra breathing space of six months of no mortgage payments, writes Ben Chapman, but tenants find themselves in a much more difficult position
Homeowners struggling to make ends meet because of the coronavirus pandemic are to be allowed to stop paying their mortgage until the end of October under plans announced on Friday.
That will come as huge relief to many people in difficulty, but it also further underlines the inferior position that renters find themselves in.
The government has temporarily suspended eviction proceedings, but only until 25 June.
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