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.
A recent hearing before the Commercial Court has provided some much needed clarity on a notoriously opaque but crucial subject – whether COVID-19 can be deemed to have caused a materially adverse effect.
As we enter the second national lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic, the strain is visible on the business sector as well as our local charities and communities. In April this year, there was an 89% increase in the number of emergency parcels distributed due to the economic impacts of Coronavirus.
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