Govt extends moratorium period on social housing

The rent moratorium period for flats and housing units awarded by the government has been extended.

An announcement issued by the National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure said the six month moratorium period granted by the government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic expired on August 31st. However, due to multiple requests, the period has been extended until the end of November, said the ministry.

According to the ministry, the extended duration will be added to the rental agreements and maintenance fees will be applicable for the duration. Those who wish to avail the moratorium have been instructed to email the ministry before October 15 along with the required documents.