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COVID-19: Chancellor Announces Sweeping New Economic Measures

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On Friday the Chancellor announced a series of new “unprecedented measures, for unprecedented times”, building on existing announcements by dramatically expanding the government support to the economy in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 disruption.  These measures are: Job Retention Scheme to pay 80% of salaries of existing employees if… Continue reading →

COVID-19 UPDATE – Ban on evicting residential tenants

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Please see the following announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/complete-ban-on-evictions-and-additional-protection-for-renters#history Many of you may already have seen this announcement which relates to the eviction of residential tenants (including, it appears, on a ‘no-fault’ basis i.e. a s.21 notice).  We await the legislation for the specific detail but the key points are: Emergency legislation will… Continue reading →

COVID-19 Update

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Brecher is carefully reviewing the Government’s advice on responding to COVID-19. As you would expect, the health of our staff, members and clients is our utmost priority and we are following the guidelines given by Public Health England. Brecher continues to provide its usual service to clients and has taken… Continue reading →

Commonhold – Are we there yet?

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The Law Commission is currently analysing responses to its consultation paper on commonhold reform: “Reinvigorating commonhold: the alternative to leasehold ownership” and intends to publish its final report this Spring. Preparing for a recent in-house presentation to colleagues on commonhold ahead of the report’s publication, the old Scottish joke came… Continue reading →