Angus Council Rent Holiday for Business TenantsNeil Hardie
As part of a range of measures to support local business during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Angus Council is offering its business tenants a three-month rent holiday.
In a move that was agreed at Special Council, council business tenants can choose not to pay any rent for three months and instead have those payments added to later monthly rental payments and spread over 12 months from September 2020.
Angus Council Leader David Fairweather said: “It is critical that we seek to support our businesses through what are exceptional times.
“We hope that by making a three-month rent holiday available to our business tenants, we can help those who are experiencing cash-flow issues at present and reduce the immediate burden and expectation of making rent payments.
“Clearly, no two businesses are the same and there may be some who will not want or require to take up this offer. But for those that do, we are trying to be as flexible as possible by offering them an option to start a three-month rent holiday from April, May of June – whichever suits the business best.”
All council tenant businesses are invited to complete an assistance to tenants – three-month rent holiday form on the Invest in Angus webpage, where they can indicate whether they wish to take up this offer and, if so, to confirm arrangements and details of the rent holiday.
There are a number of government schemes available to assist you at this time. View the list of current financial support available for both businesses and third sector organisations including the Business Support Fund and the Third Sector Resilience Fund.
Support and advice is also available from local and national organisations as well as information on recruitment. We strongly recommend that businesses in Angus seek out all available help.