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Defaulting Tenants: What are a Landlord’s Remedies?

Last Updated: 10:30, 21 October 2021

A landlord of commercial premises has several options available when faced with non-payment of rent. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen government intervention that seeks to protect tenants by restricting the ability of landlords to rely on some of these remedies for a period of time.

This PDF shows a table of an overview of each potential remedy. It also sets out some of the advantages and disadvantages of each remedy from the point of view of a landlord. Where government restrictions are currently in force or are planned they are also outlined. The remedies set out in the PDF are not always available, or viable. Often the appropriate action will involve consideration of the specific circumstances.

If you are concerned about one of your commercial tenants and want to discuss the potential options available to you, please get in touch with our Property Litigation Team.

If you would like to talk through the consequences for your business, please email us and one of our team will get in touch.

The content of this page is a summary of the law in force at the date of publication and is not exhaustive, nor does it contain definitive advice. Specialist legal advice should be sought in relation to any queries that may arise.

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