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UK COVID-19 rent arrears: a further court case clarifying the position on commercial rent arrears

A further judgment has been handed down in respect of COVID-19 rent arrears. Implied terms, failure of consideration and set-off, were all cited as reasons why the tenant ought not to ...


The battle continues between UK landlords and tenants over COVID-19 rent arrears

Following the government’s call for evidence in May this year, the government released the responses and analysis on 4 August 2021, along with an accompanying policy statement. ...


UK COVID-19 Arrears: Guidance for landlords and tenants on the further extension to the forfeiture moratorium

The moratorium on landlords evicting commercial tenants has been extended by a longer period than many had expected, to March 2022. Landlords and tenants will also be compelled to...


When a Guest outstays their welcome: the court’s discretion in opposed lease renewals in the UK

On a protected lease renewal, a landlord may rely on the following "fault" grounds to oppose the grant of a new lease: (a) Failure by the tenant to comply with its...


UK COVID-19 rent arrears: Courts provide clarity in a series of important cases

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the UK with judgments in two important cases concerning COVID-19 rent arrears: Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbh v TFS Stores Limited (TFS) and...


UK commercial landlords and tenants: Government says your views will shape the road out of Covid-19

30 June 2021 will be a date no doubt circled on many calendars as being the date when landlords in England currently expect to be able to reassert some control following the end of the...

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COVID-19 UK – Additional breathing space…but tenants who can pay should Keeping It Real Estate

Last week the government announced that: the forfeiture moratorium is to be extended until 30th September 2020; Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) can only be used where...

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UK COVID-19: Landlords take note – this is not a wind up Keeping It Real Estate

The court considered an application for an injunction in light of the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 (CIGB), which was published on 20 May 2020 and is expected to come...

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What is Duvalue of an absolute covenant in a lease? Keeping It Real Estate

On 6 May 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited [2020] UKSC 18. The question considered by the court was whether a landlord ...

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