24 06, 2020

Safe re-opening guidance published

By |2020-06-24T15:16:48+01:00June 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 [...]

24 06, 2020

Rent Negotiations – Hospitality sector endorses Code of Practice

By |2020-06-24T13:10:24+01:00June 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 [...]

9 06, 2020

Opening post lockdown – don’t overlook your Premises Licence

By |2020-06-09T10:11:43+01:00June 9th, 2020|

The hospitality sector is facing the challenge of reopening after lockdown with social distancing measures to be complied with.  Many operators are hoping to increase the use of outdoor space  with pizza ovens and other hot and cold food being served throughout, potentially extended opening hours, to maximise income.  As you prepare for the operational [...]

2 06, 2020

Health & Safety – “COVID secure” workplaces

By |2020-07-21T10:58:39+01:00June 2nd, 2020|

Last updated:  27th May 2020 Last week saw the Government adopt a clear change of emphasis in its address to the public and businesses alike. From what was once a clear message to “stay at home” has now switched to “stay alert”.  The hospitality sector remains closed except for takeaways but for those in the [...]

2 06, 2020

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 [...]

29 05, 2020

Insolvency: FAQs

By |2020-07-21T11:01:59+01:00May 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 [...]