Track and Trace – are your outlets GDPR compliant?

By |2020-07-06T16:40:44+00:00July 6th, 2020|

Last updated: 6 July 2020 Track and Trace to support re-opening The Government permitted pubs, bars and restaurants to re-open from 4 July 2020 as part of its easing of COVID-19 restrictions and unlocking of the UK economy. The Government’s NHS Track and Trace scheme is supporting this re-opening of the economy. As part of [...]

Safe re-opening guidance published

By |2020-06-24T15:16:48+00:00June 24th, 2020|

Hospitality Sector to re-open on 4th July It has been long awaited but at last some good news for the sector. The Prime Minister has finally announced on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 that bars, hotels, restaurants, hotels and other licensed premises can re-open from 4th July 2020. Government guidance on safe re-opening Follow – up [...]

Rent Negotiations – Hospitality sector endorses Code of Practice

By |2020-06-24T13:10:24+00:00June 24th, 2020|

The Government has published its Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist discussions between landlord and tenants over rental payments. The Code is voluntary and does not override UK property law. However, UKHospitality and the BBPA are among the organisations who have endorsed the Code of Practice and have committed [...]

Defaulting Tenants – what are a Landlord’s Remedies?

By |2020-06-02T11:33:49+00:00June 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 [...]

Insolvency: FAQs

By |2020-06-02T16:32:15+00:00May 29th, 2020|

Last Updated: 29th May The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak has been felt acutely in the hospitality and leisure sectors with outlets being the first to be closed and looking likely to be the last to reopen.  Many businesses will have had no income since 20 March.  The impact is being felt both in terms [...]

Insolvency Bill to relieve burden on businesses

By |2020-05-26T15:15:51+00:00May 26th, 2020|

Since Covid-19 led some tenants to withhold the March quarter we have been advising both landlords and tenants on the way forward.  We have been busy with statutory demands which seek to enforce payment of rent and also advising on applications for winding-up petitions.  Towards the end of April the Government announced that it would [...]