During the pandemic, the UK government imposed restrictions which resulted in some tenants being unable to use their property for the use permitted under the lease. Whilst many landlords were reasonable in re-negotiating the payment of rent during this time, others sent demands to tenants for full rent, as per terms of the lease.
The past 6 months have been challenging for businesses across the UK, with the Covid-19 pandemic having serious implications on the economy. The property sector has received several pieces of Government guidance throughout this period, many of which have been of benefit to commercial tenants renting their business premises.
As the Government continues to look for new ways to stimulate the economy and, in particular, the commercial property market following the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a significant change in planning law through alterations to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, as amended (“Use Classes Order”).
As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on the majority of businesses during the period of lockdown imposed by the UK Government, and will continue to do so whilst the lockdown is gradually eased and beyond. Even many businesses that saw little effect initially are beginning to see a slow […]
The government released non-statutory guidance on the 7th of May 2020 applying to all active contractual arrangements materially impacted by COVID-19. The guidance sets out that parties should act responsibly and fairly and support the COVID-19 response to protect jobs and the economy.
At the end of March, the Business Secretary announced a number of measures aimed at assisting companies during these uncertain times as businesses respond to the financial difficulties caused by the pandemic.
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