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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. ...


Winding up restrictions not quite wound up

The UK Government yesterday announced that it will proceed with the phasing out of temporary measures introduced to protect businesses from creditor action during the COVID-19 pandemic,...


UK parking nightmare – what is happening with NCP’s restructuring plan?

National Car Parks' proposed restructuring plan aimed to write-off arrears, cut rents and close unwanted sites but why did the plan stall?


UK County Court refuses tenant’s call for COVID-19 pandemic clauses to be included in commercial lease renewal

The County Court has handed down its judgment in the case of Poundland Ltd v Toplain Ltd, in which Poundland Limited argued unsuccessfully that a renewal lease under the Landlord and Tenant ...


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...


Landlords win victory in latest CVA challenge case

In the latest High Court decision relating to Company Voluntary Arrangements in the UK, the judge held that the Regis hairdressing group CVA should be revoked on the basis that it favoured...


Pre-packaged goods

The government has finally come up with proposals to reform pre-pack administrations, requiring independent scrutiny of sales to connected parties, as Mathew Ditchburn explains.


Five minutes with Mathew Ditchburn

In our latest “Five minutes with…” feature, we chat to Mathew Ditchburn, Partner and Head of Real Estate Disputes.


The Sun Also Rises on Pre-pack Administration Reform

In 2015, responding to mounting concerns about pre-pack administration sales, a set of voluntary industry measures were introduced to address the perceived lack of transparency and trust in ...

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