Support for business tenants impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic

West Lothian Council – Council Executive Meeting Tuesday 26th March

Eligible business tenants of West Lothian Council will be able to request to defer rent payments in order to aid business recovery and mitigate against the negative financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The deferment of rent payments was agreed at a meeting of West Lothian Council Executive that was held yesterday.

Deferment will be considered on a case by case basis and will be subject to meeting certain criteria.

All Businesses who lease commercial property from the council will be written to with details of the scheme and will have the opportunity to apply for rent deferral. Council officers during the pandemic have been in regular communication with business tenants in its role as landlord, and has provided access and directed enquiries for support for its tenants.