As a result of the enormous economic effects of Covid-19 and the restrictions on businesses which have been imposed, significant difficulties have been faced by commercial landlords regarding the recovery of outstanding rent and taking back possession of their property. We are receiving enquiries from commercial landlords, anxious to know their rights and obligations in […]
Archives for: November 5th, 2020
With the tremors of the Coronavirus pandemic still reverberating and businesses counting the cost of the forced closures, now more than ever, the question we hear our clients ask is… “Is now a good time for me to sell my business?” Pharmacies may have escaped the forced closures but operating in a world of social […]
Further Tenant Protections – The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill And Amendments To Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery
On 25 March 2020, the Coronavirus Act 2020 was brought into law. Of particular relevance to landlords and tenants, this gives certain protections to tenants from eviction, specifically providing a moratorium on forfeiture for non-payment of rent, extending to 30 June 2020. This was, presumably, intended to address the rental quarter usually falling due on […]
Supreme Court ruling on landlord mutual enforceability covenants and consent under absolute covenants
The Supreme Court last week gave its eagerly anticipated judgment in the case of Duval v. 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited. In doing so, it held unanimously that where a landlord of a residential flat grants consent to a leaseholder to undertake structural works which were subject to an absolute prohibition under the leaseholder’s lease of […]
Statements released today indicate that there will be very few or no ‘physical’ court hearings in the immediate future. All hearings will have to be dealt with remotely. Statement from The Bar Council in order to try and tackle the Covid-19 outbreak: “The Prime Minister’s message yesterday evening was clear that everyone must stay at […]
How will Coronavirus impact commercial contracts. Joe Reeves of Wellers Law Group explains the impact.
Many people will have made an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) when they made their Wills before 1 October 2007, at which point they were replaced with the Lasting Powers of Attorney
An important question which has arisen in the commercial property industry in recent years is whether Brexit operates to frustrate a lease. What exactly does that mean?
Are penalty clauses in commercial contracts enforceable. Under English Common Law
An update from Louise Pearce, Family Law Solicitor at our Bookham office Just this weekend the Justice Secretary has confirmed plans to reduce conflict in divorce proceedings. To bring a divorce in England and Wales spouses or civil partners have to show that the marriage or civil partnership has irretrievably broken down. This is evidenced […]