Restrictions Extended Moratorium on forfeiture Last week the Government announced that it has extended the ban on forfeiture for the non-payment of rent until 31 December 2020. This ban, which was due to end on 30 September 2020, applies to commercial leases in England and Wales. As before, it remains possible for a landlord to [...]
Many pub and restaurant tenants failed to pay their rent on the March quarter this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Restaurants were subsequently closed by the Government. Closure is mandatory and enforced by criminal law. Here we draw on our recent experience of how some landlords in the hospitality sector are seeking to enforce [...]
A recent High Court case has now provided judicial authority on whether a tenant can assign its post-Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 lease to a guarantor.
As readers will be aware, 6 April 2014 saw a radical change in enforcement rights for landlords with the abolition of the ancient common law right of distress for rent and the simultaneous implementation of the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) procedure.