The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the recovery of rent and service charges for commercial premises. There is estimated to be around £7 billion of resulting commercial rent debt in the UK.
Landlords and managing agents should be aware of the recent Court of Appeal decision in No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Limited v East Tower Apartments Limited which clarified the rules on 2 key management issues...
Following the Court of Appeal decision in Cardiff County Council v Lee it was made clear that landlords who are considering applying for a warrant following a Defendant/tenant’s breach of a Suspended Possession Order (“SPO”) should first ensure that they obtain permission from the Court to apply for a warrant.
Since our recent briefing on the changes to Section 21 Notices, the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (which are now in force) have been made to address the obvious problems we previously referred you to regarding the prescribed form of the Section 21 Notice.