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Car-park Cafes? Park yourself in a car park.

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The Business and Planning Bill, to be considered on Monday 29th June proposes temporary measures to allow cafés, pubs and restaurants to use pavements, car parks and terraces to serve customers food and drink outside whilst adhering to the revised social distancing guidelines of 1 metre. This move to facilitate… Continue reading →

Landlords: New Electricity Regulations. Are you up to speed?

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The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) have now been published and seem to be causing a storm in the letting industry. The regulations apply to all private rented sector properties (including HMOs) in England.

COVID:19-Enforcement options for lenders

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HM Government’s efforts to protect business and individuals as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown have resulted in a confused situation where many lenders are unsure of what options remain open to them to enforce their security. This article seeks to clarify the situation and to explain… Continue reading →

COVID-19 NEWSFLASH: Ban on Forfeiture Extended

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In advance of the June quarter day,  the UK government has announced that it will be extending the ban on landlords evicting commercial tenants until 30 September 2020 as it looks to help businesses recover from the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The new measures announced at the end… Continue reading →

COVID-19 NEWSFLASH: New Code of Practice

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The Government has now published the new code of practice, developed in conjunction with leaders from the retail, hospitality and property sectors, which is intended to reinforce and promote good practice amongst landlord and tenant relationships as they deal with the financial impact of the pandemic.   The objective of… Continue reading →

NEWSFLASH : Gas Safety Certificates: all change..

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The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ confirming that a landlord’s failure to provide a tenant under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) with a copy of the current Gas Safety Certificate (GSC) before it takes up… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Back to the future: No winding-up, on the basis of law not yet in force

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Short Read: Despite the law not yet being in force, the High Court has this week granted an unnamed high street retailer an injunction preventing one of its landlord creditors from presenting a winding-up petition against it on the expectation that the restrictions in the Bill will shortly be enacted…. Continue reading →