UK COVID-19 webinar: Q&A for landlords and tenants

The UK real estate industry has had to respond quickly to the challenges presented by the global coronavirus outbreak, and the government has now introduced the Coronavirus Act 2020, which directly affects the rights of landlords, creditors, and tenants of retail, commercial, and residential property.

In this webinar, our Real Estate Disputes team provided a quick-fire update on the new legislation concerning forfeiture, evictions from residential property, and tenant insolvency, and reflected on how the current lockdown might impact landlord and tenant rights and remedies, including, force majeure clauses, treatment of rent deposits, the exercise of break options, rent suspension provisions, and claims of contract frustration.

Access the recording here.

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