Commercial Tenant's Handbook

A guide for tenants who lease commercial premises from Milton Keynes Council

Covid-19 – Information for commercial property tenants

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been doing as much as we can to help our commercial tenants through this difficult period.

There is still time to apply for a three month rent holiday (effective from 25 March or 1 April quarter day) for most commercial property tenants. This includes most businesses and our community sector organisations that rent commercial property from us. If you are struggling to pay your rent and would like to apply for the three month rent holiday please complete this form.  You will be expected to pay the rent that would be due during this time over a 12 month period from 1 August.  Applications must be received by the Council no later than 30 June 2020.

Tenants are also reminded that other support is available for businesses.  Please see the UK Government’s Business Support website and our Business Rates pages for further information on the support available to you, including rates relief and business support loans.

Many shops will be able to re-open legally from 15 June and we’re offering additional practical support to our business.  Please visit the #RestartMK section of our website for helpful materials and advice and look out for further information on our social media channels.

The Council have produced a Commercial Tenant's Handbook (PDF, 640KB) to give general guidance for both existing and new tenants who hold a lease in respect of commercial premises owned by Milton Keynes Council.

The handbook has been designed to help answer questions that are most frequently asked by both new and existing tenants and to clarify the role and responsibilities of both the tenant and the Council as landlord.


Last Updated: 12 June 2020