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19 June - Anna Larbi

Today the UK Government published its snappily titled, Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Click here to see a copy of the Code. The Code... Read More

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9 June - James Bessey

Following the announcement of the Building Safety Fund in March 2020, the Government has now published the Building Safety Fund registration prospectus. Our construction law experts take a look at... Read More

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14 May - Amy Hazelton

The Secretary of State for Housing, Robert Jenrick, confirmed on 13 May that with immediate effect the hours within which construction sites can work have been extended, subject to local... Read More

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12 May - Lara Borrett-Lynch

The Cabinet Office issued guidance on the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19 emergency on 7 May. This guidance on new home contracts may have unwanted consequences... Read More

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24 April - Anna Larbi

On Thursday evening the Government announced further measures to limit the ability of landlords to take action against commercial tenants for non-payment of rent. These new measures supplement provisions introduced... Read More

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8 April - Jordan McAndrew

The Government's advice regarding social distancing and the ban on non-essential travel is having a knock-on effect on the ability of UK landlords to comply with their repair obligations to... Read More

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7 April - Anna Larbi

While everyone in the property world attempts to adjust to the new normal and carry on so far as possible, here is a reminder about how to deal with Energy... Read More

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31 March - Emily Poynton

The planning system in Wales has been diverging from its English roots for some time. Now, in an attempt to respond to the deepest national crisis for many a year,... Read More

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31 March - Anna Larbi

The retail industry is reporting that certain landlords are attempting to circumvent the COVID-19 three month prohibition on forfeiture for non-payment of rent, by issuing their tenants with statutory demands... Read More

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30 March - Andrea Mathias

The current coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant number of empty commercial premises. Tenants should check their leases to identify whether: they are required to notify their landlord that... Read More

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26 March - Erina Kourtis

Commercial leases often include forfeiture provisions enabling landlords to re-enter the premises where tenants have failed to pay rent for a certain period or where tenants are in breach of... Read More

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26 March - Cathrine Bryant

HMRC has put in place an online process for paying Stamp Duty on share transfers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will enable share registers to be updated in the absence... Read More