Defaulting Tenants – what are a Landlord’s Remedies?

By |2020-07-21T11:03:33+01:00June 2nd, 2020|

Many landlord's did not receive their rent due on the March quarter day as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak and the Government closure of all pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and cafes.  A landlord of commercial premises has several options available when faced with non-payment of rent. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen government intervention that [...]

Covid-19 – FAQs for Landlords and tenants of Commercial Properties

By |2020-07-21T11:05:26+01:00March 30th, 2020|

It is an uncertain time for landlords and tenants alike at present.  Below, we have sought to address some questions we are being regularly asked by landlords of commercial properties.  If you have any further questions arising, please do contact our helpline. What do I do if my tenant of commercial premises does not pay [...]

Trading through Covid-19: key issues for directors

By |2020-03-17T12:19:59+01:00March 17th, 2020|

Directors should be alert to the effect that short to medium-term cash-flow issues circumstances may have on their statutory duties during the current pandemic. We consider the commercial impact, considerations for directors in terms of trading, and steps that businesses can take to prepare.

Rent arrears. Plan ahead for Covid-19

By |2020-03-17T10:00:04+01:00March 16th, 2020|

Covid-19 is here.  It is impacting the hospitality and leisure sector with a concern that tenants will be in financial difficulties soon.   Landlords need to plan ahead to protect tenant’s welfare and their own business interests.  What you can do to be proactive now? Will a tenant’s insurance cover any downturn in profits? Some tenants [...]

Landlords must ensure tenants register their lease

By |2020-02-03T16:34:13+01:00February 3rd, 2020|

When you grant a lease (be it of a pub, restaurant, coffee shop or late night venue) you may need to make sure that the tenant registers the lease with the Land Registry. Most Landlords assume registration is only a tenant issue, but if you are a landlord who has a tenant who has failed [...]