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Property Possession - Frequently Asked Questions

21 Jan 2021

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on Landlords and their ability to re-gain possession of their properties. Extensions to notice periods, stay on proceedings, a winter truce, have all played their part. Where are we now? What can a Landlord do? Here are some FAQs to help you on your way to re-…

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Winter Truce Extended

12 Jan 2021

With the recent announcement of Lockdown Part 3, the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced that the so called "winter truce" will be extended to the 21 February 2021. This means that the restrictions on executing a writ or warrant of execution or restitution, or delivering a notice…

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Maintain quality of education to avoid Ofsted scrutiny

12 Jan 2021

Last week, the education secretary Gavin Williamson stated that schools in England must continue to provide children with high-quality teaching despite the recent lockdown and school closures. The bulk of this education provision will need to be delivered by a mixture of remote teaching and in-person…

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Limitation in Commercial Litigation

18 Dec 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the nation going into a second lockdown, it can be easy to forget the time limits in which companies and individuals have to actually physically issue their claim at Court. Due to the current delays in claims being issued at court, it is more important than…

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Extension to Insolvency Measures

18 Dec 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) (No2) Regulations due to come into force on 31 December 2020, further extend the temporary prohibitions on winding up petitions based on statutory demands and the restrictions on winding up petitions and…

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When vacant possession is not vacant possession

14 Dec 2020

It is common practice for a commercial lease break clause to require that the tenant gives vacant possession. This usually means the tenant must remove their belongings/equipment and return the property to the landlord in the condition that it was let. But what happens if a tenant takes the phrase &…

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Moratorium on forfeiture.. Further Extension

10 Dec 2020

The Government announced this morning that the moratorium on commercial lease forfeiture, on the grounds of non-payment of rent, will be extended until 31st March 2021 and further confirmed that this will be the "final" extension. The Lease Forfeiture Moratorium currently prevents…

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Signed for Deliveries

20 Nov 2020

Diriye v Bojaj [2020] EWCA Civ 1400 What happened in this case? The Claimant provided a document which was posted at 5.36pm on 4 April 2010 in an attempt to comply with an Unless Order requiring the documents to be served by 4pm on the 4 April 2010. The document was sent using Royal Mail…

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Limitation in Commercial Litigation

19 Nov 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the nation going into a second lockdown, it can be easy to forget the time limits in which companies and individuals have to actually physically issue their claim at Court. Due to the current delays in claims being issued at court, it is more important than…

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New protections for renters - No enforcement until January

11 Nov 2020

On 5th November, the Housing Secretary announced that Tenants will be protected during the current national restrictions with no bailiff enforcement action. This will likely run in to the "winter truce" which starts on the 11 December meaning enforcement will not take place over Christmas…

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