Private Client Issues – June 2020

4th June 2020

Welcome to this month’s edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan’s monthly round-up of the topics. Insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about some of the things we’re doing to help. As always, our focus is on providing you with a high-quality service, while working to keep our staff, clients and contacts safe. In line with the Government’s advice, our employees are working from home where possible, and happy to meet with you virtually until we can meet in person again. We are really proud of the way that our staff have risen to the challenge to do this without impacting the service we provide.

The situation continues to be fast moving, with new measures being announced as the government addresses the key issues facing both individuals and businesses. Our team are here to help you, with the advice and support you need at this difficult time. Please access our COVID-19 hub for up to date information on key issues and please look after yourselves and those close to you.

Does the new normal mean online mediation for me?

There are many advantages to online family mediation, which are mediators are able to offer.

Read more about why online mediation could be for you.

Buying and selling houses during COVID-19 restrictions

We look at the reopening of estate agents in England so that they can resume some activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of residential property.

Read more about buying and selling a house during COVID-19.

How to manage a ‘covidivorce’ whilst living under the same roof

As we continue to live through unprecedented times with lockdown restrictions still in place, tensions are rising in some households where separating or divorcing couples are being forced to isolate together.

Read how to keep stress levels to a minimum during the pandemic whilst in the midst of a covidivorce.

Support for social housing residents during COVID-19

The Minister of State for Housing sent out a letter to all social housing residents in England on 18 May 2020 to provide some key advice and support.

We take a look at the support for social housing residents here.

New build house move completed during lockdown

Buying and selling properties is still possible during the COVID-19 pandemic as proved by the excellent work by a Blake Morgan property solicitor.

Read more about the new build part exchange completion.

Breach of covenant warning for landlords

A Supreme Court ruling on a breach of an absolute covenant should serve as a warning to landlords. The decision was that a landlord of a block of flats could not consent to alterations under one lease that would otherwise be a breach of covenant.

Read more about what the decision means for landlords and tenants.


If you are impacted by any of the above topics or you would like further information on how we can help you, please contact your usual Blake Morgan adviser.

If you need advice on any of the above

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