COVID-19: Risks and responsibilities for UK landlords

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is an ongoing epidemic that poses significant issues for businesses in affected countries. The purpose of this note is to summarize the duties of property owners in England and Wales in relation to coronavirus and assess the legal implications of properties being closed or services withdrawn as a result of the current outbreak.

This note addresses the following topics:

  • Statutory duties to deal with COVID-19
  • Lease termination
  • Cessation of rent

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