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Landlord's Remedies for non-payment of rent - 25 June 2020

09 Jul 2020

Subject to Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2019-21 ("CIGB") being passed unamended The CIGB introduces a moratorium which will provide a breathing space for eligible companies to allow them to enter into negotiations with creditors and will restrict filings for insolvency…

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Arkin v Marshall 2020 EWCA Civ 620

02 Jul 2020

On 26 March 2020, the Lord Chancellor and Master of the Rolls published the 117th Practice Direction update to the Civil Procedure Rules, which implemented Practice Direction 51Z. PD 51Z provided for the stay of possession proceedings due to COVID-19. Last month, the Court of Appeal confirmed the…

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New Regulations place further obligations on Private Landlords

30 Jun 2020

Private landlords have certain obligations at the outset of a new tenancy to ensure that the property they are letting out meets certain safety requirements. Electrical safety checks have not formed part of these obligations until more recently, when the government announced the introduction of the…

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Action for landlords

25 Jun 2020

Landlords are increasingly feeling the pinch at the moment when it comes to property. Due to the current pandemic tenants are seeking deferments in rent or are simply opting not to pay at all. Whilst many are in the position where they genuinely cannot pay the rent some are simply using the…

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How exposed are you...

18 Jun 2020

Do you know what losses you are able to recover from the other side if they are in breach of contract? Do you know what losses you will be liable for if you are in breach of contract? Now more than ever you need to evaluate your existing contracts to see how exposed you are in terms of the…

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Case Update - Clarity on the Electronic Communications Code

11 Jun 2020

Vodafone Enterprise UK v Portsmouth Water Ltd (unreported) A recent unreported decision of the County Court has clarified the court's position in relation to the valuation to be used for the renewal of an existing electronic communications lease under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. The…

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