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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 […]

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”). […]

Last Updated: 16:20, 1st September 2020 In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the first phase of easing of lockdown restrictions, the government has updated its guidance to allow people in England to move homes where this can happen safely and in line with social distancing guidelines. A link to the government’s full announcement can […]

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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