The High Court has granted a summary judgment in favour of a landlord for a tenant’s non-payment of rent and service charges due under a lease irrespective of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government’s restrictions on the remedies available to landlords.
Since March 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses. In an effort to protect business tenants, the Government passed legislation in the form of the Coronavirus Act 2020 which contains protective measure preventing landlords’ ability to recover outstanding rents.
The Business Tenancies (Protection from Forfeiture: Relevant Period) (Coronavirus) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2020/994 extend the “relevant period” for the purposes of Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to 31 December 2020.
The Government has now made available the new prescribed Form 6A which must be used from 1 June 2019 for any Section 21 Notices served for all new tenancies and renewal tenancies starting on or after 1 October 2015.
The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 which come into force on 1 June 2019 introduce a new Form 6A, which is the prescribed form used to serve a valid Section 21 Notice, to incorporate relevant provisions of the Tenant Fees Act 2019.
From 1 June 2019 private landlords will not be able to charge tenants for anything other than rent, deposits, utilities, fees for early termination, default of contract, lost keys or late payment of rent...
Should developers be concerned about the recent judgment in S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel London Limited when relying on section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to obtain possession of premises?
Many franchisees, particularly retail or office based or in commercial premises, will take a lease in order to operate their business. Aside from paying rent there are other potential financial implications for franchisee tenants to consider.