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.
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.
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...
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.
If you are a landlord and have outstanding possession proceedings which were subject to the stay under Practice Direction 51Z and CPR 55.29 (‘the stay’) you may be wondering what comes next following expiry of the stay on 20 September 2020. This briefing note details how landlords can reinstate their possession claims and what requirements you need to comply with.
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.
As the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has continued, the Government announced on 21 August 2020 that the stay on possession proceedings under Practice Direction 51Z and CPR 55.29, which was due to expire on 23 August 2020, was to be extended by a further four weeks until 20 September 2020.
If you are a landlord, you may be wondering what your obligations are in relation to gas safety checks during the Covid-19 outbreak. This article seeks to answer some of the questions that you might have as well as provide you with practical advice.