Since March 2020, the Government has introduced various measures in response to COVID-19, which have given tenants a number of temporary protections to assist them during the pandemic. The measures have included a suspension on taking possession of premises from tenants based on forfeiture for non-payment of rent, restrictions on the use of the statutory […]
Further to our previous blog on the subject ‘Moratorium on Forfeiture of Business Tenancies and Measures to Protect Tenants against Rent Collection‘, the Government confirmed last night that it will extend the ban on forfeiture of commercial leases for the non-payment of rent to the end of the year (it was due to expire on 30 […]
A welcome from the editor… Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, the Supreme Court has been thinking about cash machines and urns, and we take a look at cases on deeds (or not) of guarantee, the trigger for an option to purchase, and modification of leasehold covenants. We […]
Landlords need to be aware that if they haven’t served a notice on former tenants and guarantors by 24 September 2020 then they lose the opportunity to recover the March quarter rent from them. The Coronavirus crisis and resulting lockdown hit in March 2020, right before the March quarter rent fell due. Some tenants have […]
This big budget case (over £300,000 in legal fees for Vodafone) has given answers to the question of how certain terms of the lease (including what rent should be awarded) will be dealt with pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“LTA 1954”) following the introduction of the new electronic communications code (“New Code”). […]
On 19 June 2020, the government published a new Code of Practice (Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic) to assist discussions between landlords and tenants over rental payments. The Code is voluntary and does not override UK property law. It applies to the whole of the UK, and all commercial […]
Last updated: 14 October 2021 The Coronavirus Bill made its way through to Parliament, and received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020. Although the vast majority of the Bill relates to the availability of the health and social care workforce and efforts to slow the spread of the virus, there are some provisions in it […]
Last updated 12:10, 07 June 2021 In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the government introduced emergency measures to protect all renters and private landlords. These have now been updated and we summarise as follows: The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1290) (Regulations) came into force […]
Updated 14 October 2021 Landlords of Commercial Properties – FAQs It is an uncertain time for landlords and tenants alike at present. Below, we have sought to address some questions we are being regularly asked by landlords of commercial properties. If you have any further questions arising, please do contact us. Tenants of Commercial Properties […]
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