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The Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships and Further COVID-19 Protections for Tenants (Update)

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Extensions to Existing Reliefs Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 provides that a right of re-entry or forfeiture under a relevant business tenancy for non-payment of rent may not be enforced, by action or otherwise during the relevant period. ...

Update on residential evictions - Stay on eviction proceedings extended

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The Government has announced they are extending the stay on eviction proceedings for social or private rental accommodation by a further two months (to 23 August 2020), bringing the moratorium on evictions to a total of five months. The Government has...

Further reliefs for commercial tenants

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Within the last 24 hours the Government has announced further measures to assist commercial tenants during the coronavirus pandemic. The Government has already placed a moratorium on a landlord’s ability to forfeit a commercial lease for...

When to use e-signatures

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With the Government guidance on social distancing still very much in play, electronic signatures (e-signatures) are being considered more and more by practitioners and clients alike in order to avoid, where possible, meeting or attending on others in person...

Walk this way - a landowner's guide

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Although you might consider walkers being allowed to cross your land to be a minor irritation, visitors to your area are a source of income and are not to be sniffed at. Generally, the type of person who walks for enjoyment is also the type who would...

Timely service of Gas Safety Certificates essential for new ASTs

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Since the introduction of new legislation and regulations in respect of Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements (ASTs) in England as of 1 October 2015, landlords have had to comply with a series of prescribed requirements which must be satisfied at the...

Letting to a farm worker- what do I need to know?

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We are still seeing examples of employers failing to serve the correct documentation before handing over the keys of a cottage to new farm workers. They think they are granting an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) and that they will be able to recover...

Important Changes for Residential Landlords. Key Changes from 1st October 2015

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As of 1st October 2015, new legislation and regulations have been implemented which impose fundamental changes to Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreements (“ASTs”) in England. The burden of these changes is, of course, being borne by the landlord who...