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Landlord allows tenant to live in his property rent free for five months

As the escalating coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc, a number of tenants have been left in extremely vulnerable situations. 

Many who have become ill, lost their jobs or are caring for relatives are desperately worried about how they will pay their rent. But one extremely generous landlord has decided to give his self-employed tenant a five-month rent break during the coronavirus outbreak.

Paul Bradshaw, from Loughborough in Leicestershire, has given his tenant, a father-of-four who was already in rent arrears,  a rent-free period for five months to help cope with the outbreak of Covid-19. 

Bradshaw said he had been contacted by other landlords who had “done similar” with their tenants.

The 32-year-old posted about his gesture on Twitter, calling on other landlords to do what is “morally correct”.

Bradshaw said: “I think the word profit just needs to be forgotten about right now and everybody just needs to try and break even through this.

“People that owe money to those self-employed, people that have got invoices outstanding – I think we all have a responsibility right now just to try and help people in any way that we can.”